Sunday, 11 April 2010

Daring to play with wrapped loops...


Shopping for felt in Hobbycraft last week, I found a lovely green mix set of glass foil beads from Beads Unlimited (I couldn't help it, honest!). I have been trying to stop buying beads until I use up the ones I already have, which should take me a while as I have lots!!!

Generally I am attracted to anything purple and pink and always go for mixes in those colours, so I thought I would step out of my comfort zone and create something with green for a change.

Rather than the usual I have been keen to learn how to do wrapped loops, it makes such a difference to the finish and it is so much more secure than a normal loop. Getting the loops the same size is difficult and I kept wrapping the loops and forgetting that I had to add them to each other. It was so frustrating, when I finished my necklace I found that I had a small compartment on my bead tray full of wrapped loops that I had snipped off in frustration. Here is the finished item, necklace, bracelet and earrings:



I have a box of pink mix seed beads, and many of them are what I would consider girly pink and was not sure how to use them, my lovely friend (who also makes jewellery) visited us yesterday and she suggested that the bronze metal beads I recently liberated from an old necklace would work well with it, so this is what came of that collaboration:


Once I get sat down making stuff I find it difficult to stop, and ended up trawling through my beads for something else to make, and found this old necklace from New Look that I bought last year. I wore it to death until it snapped and all the spacer beads had worn away so I have made it into another necklace and stolen a couple of it's original beads to make some earrings to wear with it:





Been spending time tidying the garden up today, it's first real tidy since autumn, and whilst the sun is still out I should get out there and enjoy it.

Back soon

Luv Kandi x

8 comments:

daisychain said...

Hey, daisybella from MSE here, so glad to have (finally) found your blog! You are super talented x

Kandi said...

Thanks Honey x

giddynici said...

What fab jewellery! And your fabric makes are just delightful. I love crafting so I'll be watching your blog with interest. x

Crafty JuJu said...

Gorgeous makes, love the green beads :) x

Sarah said...

That bead necklace is gorgeous - beautiful colours.
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CraftyHelen said...

Hi - thanks for stopping by and joining in the swap and giveaway. I love the pink/bronze combo. very pretty!xx

Kandi said...

Thanks for the kind words ladies. I'm terribly excited about the swap too :) x

POOTLE FLUMP said...

Kandi, your jewellery is really lovely! (as are you sewing makes but this is the first time Ive seen your jewellery.) Particularly like the pink bracelet. x