Wednesday, December 02, 2009

In a twinkling of an eye... or a bead...

Here it is, my completed Twinkle, Twinkle necklace! Even if I'm not thrilled with how it hangs, I am very happy with it otherwise. It fills a nice color niche in my collection, and is a slightly different style than I normally wear as well.

I made a couple of changes to the kit. It came with opaque turquoise Delicas, not a favorite color of mine. I replaced them with the matte opaque teal. Then when it came time to assemble it, I replaced the silver daisy spacers with copper heishi disks (scavenged from an earring kit from the retreat), and the copper pearls with indicolite crystals, to compliment the matte teal beads. I kept the blue zircon crystals, as they look great with the teal AB Delicas.

I might finish my Queen Anne's Lace bracelet tonight, if I don't completely zonk out in workout-inspired exhaustion.

8 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that's so pretty! Great job!

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  2. Good job! Maybe we can bug Beki into making this into a kit!

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  3. Beautiful! I wish I could do that type of beading...I am too impatient.

    Jolene

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  4. Thank you, everyone! I had a lot of fun working with Beki's design. The stars are pretty addictive, I really want to make more.

    SaraBeth, I have a feeling since it was a special class for the retreat, there's probably a certain amount of time that has to pass before she can offer it as a kit... but I sure hope she adds it to her kit selection eventually.

    Jolene, I was really impatient when I started beadweaving, too. It's a matter of starting with small projects -- like a simple spiral bracelet -- and slowly building up your tolerance for repetitive work. You can do it!

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  5. You changed Beki's colorway! LOL She'll probably survive. It looks really nice!

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  6. LOL Marilee. Beki liked the teal that I chose. Besides, I was sitting next to Nikki, who completely discarded her kit and came up with her own colorway. Next to her, my deviation was quite small ;)

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