Sunday, 13 February 2011

Endless Designs For Those Larger Beads

So I received some lovely hand painted glass beads from Aunties Beads and put myself to a challenge to see how many creations I could make.

Large beads can be used in many designs - big chunky necklaces, focal points on necklaces, bracelets and earrings - endless.
So far I have made 2 bracelets, 2 necklaces and a pair of earrings, all with the same style of hand painted glass beads.

What extras did I use? Well sterling silver chain, sterling silver wire, black, silver and red glass beads, silver fancy spacers, clasps and earring hooks. Most of these extras can be found hidden away in your unused stash.

The best design for using up odd beads is the pendant style necklace. Just wire wrap sterling silver, attach the odd beads and, there you go, a delicious pendant.

You can find a variety of handmade necklaces in my Beadsme and Artfire stores.


Made By Tammy said...

Stunning Jewelry! Yhose beads are amazing!

Erika Price said...

Great post, but gee - you must spend a fortune with Aunties Beads, Mandy!

JuliaA said...

those are so gorgeous! love the painted beads.

Jennifer said...

What a lovely set!

SendingLoveGallery said...

great collection, Mandy!