Wednesday, 22 June 2011

What a racket...

Just a quick posting as promised version 2 this is more old fashioned style racket I thought the brown beaded frame looked a bit like wood. This was created using czech size 9 seed beads the handle is in an ivory matt and the frame in a silver lined transparent brown with a slightly cloudy / milky semi transparent (not sure what colour you would call it) bead for the strings.

Traditional Tennis Racket

This one measures approximately 40mm x 20mm and depth is 5mm.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Anyone for tennis?

In tribute of Wimbledon I decided to bead a tennis racket. After Googling for a possible pattern and being unable to find what I had in mind. I turned to creating my own design in 3D right angle weave. I was quite happy my creation as it turned out pretty much how I expected.

Tennis Racket

I used size 11  metallic nebula blue toho seed beads for the frame and crystal frosted toho seed beads for the strings. It measures 35mm x 15mm I think it will make a good bag or key charm.

My husband made a couple of points about making the handle more realistic so I am in the middle of creating another tennis racket... version 2 which I hope to finish tonight and post a picture of the result very soon.

Now I just need a tennis ball, any ideas?

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Pink Floral Set

Finally I have finished some work in progress. I made the layered flowers into a necklace by attaching them to some waxed cotton cord with a lobster clasp extender fastening. I made this for a friend at work who was going on holiday to Florida this weekend.

Pink flower necklace

I then used some larger beads size 6 matsuno it said on the packet, and made a similar layered flower and finished it with a peachy pink 4mm glass pearl. I then threaded it onto memory wire with a mix of glass pearls and firepolished czech beads to create a matching bracelet. I was really happy with the design and as was my friend; so I am feeling very positive and can't wait to create some more floral designs.

Pink Flower Memory Bracelet

Please excuse the pictures, they are not the best as the lighting yesterday here was terrible and didn't improve all day. But I wanted to share them anyway.