I’m experimenting with posting directly from my phone. Testing, 1, 2, 3…
Embellishing one small rock from Lake Superior’s shores…
I am providing this as part of a gift basket for a silent auction, with the theme of Minnesota.
This suits the bill! It’s a 10mm Swarovski chessboard flatback crystal, and some clear ab 15s.
This vase is made of myrtle wood – I liked the greenish tone of the wood with these pretty red luster beads. I need to buy more transparent lusters, I’m infatuated with this bead finish right now.
Gold luster red beads and copper-lined twin beads.
Actually, I discovered two ways that don’t work for a beaded bead. I think I can probably find more! I like the dodecahedron, but I can barely wedge the needle into the 8s. I can’t fight it for all the rest of the sides.
It works! It’s difficult to attach one-handed, but it’s secure and looks good. From the other side:
I was inspired by a design by Beth Kraft of Nordic Gypsy, a bead store in Rochester Minnesota. Her design is called Zephyr, a 4-sided tube of St. Petersburg. I made mine 3-sided, and the third side is square stitch instead of St. Petersburg. And then I doubled it up and had two tubes share a common corner. I followed her lead on the random striping as well.
Here’s from the wrist side:
It’s a cool idea, and I like how it came together. Neat cross-section to it, too.