Saturday, December 15, 2007

Rivoli Pendant

Here is the latest Rivoli creation.

Lavender Dreams

My second Rivoli necklace. Have to love the glitz Swarovski crystals give to a project. Some of the beads in this necklace change from purple to blue--depends on the light source.

Friday, December 14, 2007

My Snow Day project

Tuesday I had a snow day instead of school. (It was very icy here.) I had a few little projects that I put together, but then I decided to make some sparkly wheels (Nikia Angel's design) and I had enough 4 mm rounds to make five wheels. After I finished three of them I counted the 4 mm beads that I had left and decided to make one over-sized wheel with the extra five beads. I ended up with 4 normal size wheels and one over-sized wheel. The large wheel didn't lay flat but I kept playing with it. After I got it flatter I decided to see if any of my Rivoli Swarovski's would fit inside the wheel. I had a beautiful volcano one that was perfect for the necklace. I made a peyote/netted holder for the rivoli. Popped the rivoli in the center and stitched it in on the back of the sparkly wheel. Then I created one of my "braided" necklaces and attached it the y-shape sparkly wheel creation. Let me tell you--it is eye-popping beautiful. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Swarovski fringe 2

This one is a little different than the first one. I used a lot more of the 2mm round Swarovski beads on this one (over two hundred). I have also been making Queen's Ransom a kit from Cathy Collison (Glass Garden Beads in MN). I am trying to figure out how I could make a rainbow with this pattern.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Swarovski galore

I made this up on Monday night and finally got it scanned tonight. There are 19 of the center-drilled Swarovski tear drop shaped crystals and a lot of 2 mm round Swarovski crystals hanging from the peyote stitched pendant. Talk about glitz. I think this pendant sparkles a lot more than a diamond. (Although, I must admit I like the way diamonds sparkle.)