Free-form beadwoven necklace made from scrap elements

I just described this piece to my husband…”I wanted this to look like a piece of net that had floated in the sea, and caught a bunch of things up in it; that got stuck in it; and stayed on it when it was pulled out of the sea.” I started this with a dichroic glass cabochon that I bezeled with peyote stitch. This was … Continue reading Free-form beadwoven necklace made from scrap elements

Button and Netting Necklace

There’s nothing like a new craft book to get me motivated and scurrying off to my studio. A few weeks ago, I received a copy of beader extraordinaire Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving: Jewelry Lavished with Fringe, Fronds, Lacework & More (Beadweaving Master Class Series). I took a class from Laura several years ago through the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild, and I really like her needle-and-thread … Continue reading Button and Netting Necklace