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!

4 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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 (reebeader.blogspot.com). Thanks so much and I'll definitely be back to this one!
    ~Marie

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