Friday, January 8, 2010

New Octahedron Beaded Bead Necklaces

Today I added two new necklaces to my Etsy shop. Both feature three Caged Octahedron beaded beads, and are strung in a similar style. However, the colors and materials used in each necklace give both very different looks:

The dark green freshwater pearls in the first necklace served as the starting point for this piece, so I complemented them with silver, green, and dark brown seed beads to create the beaded beads. To achieve a more forest-y look, I strung the beaded beads with smoky quartz round beads surrounded by more freshwater pearls.

The second necklace features four lampwork beads by glass artisan Alex Shapiro. I found these beads at his booth at the BABE show a few years ago, and just fell in love with the dark blue color and the hint of sparkle in these beads. I made three beaded beads to match these lampwork beads, woven from Czech glass, and pink, white, and blue Japanese seed beads:

If I could make this necklace over again, I probably would have used less pink in the beaded beads because they seem a bit bright compared to the pink in the lampwork beads...

Both of these necklaces are currently available in my Etsy shop!


  1. Hello, all your beadwork´s are very beautiful.... this bead is amazing,have a nice time, best regards Andrea

  2. It's amazing to me how we all create such different looking beads with the same mathematical shapes. Love the dark green version!

  3. Thanks so much Andrea and Mikki!

  4. Your beadwork is beautiful! I'm inspired very much by this site as I try to build my own. I'd be honored if you check out my beading blog and become a friend ( Thanks so much and I'll definitely be back to this one!


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