Woven Leaves

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This week I revisited a pattern I had tried a few years ago. A friend I met on the BeadArt forum on Dlephi gifted me with a pattern by Dragon (Thank you again Judi wherever you may be! ). Dragon designs bead patterns. This one was for a woven leaf necklace. I made the necklace in blue and white. I wish I had a picture of it. I'll look later. But I wanted a relatively quick and easy project this week. So I fished the pattern out of my book and reworked the number of beads used in it to suit a pair of earrings. I had SUCH a good time making the earrings, that I made three pair. I think they came out absolutely wonderful! Two of them are hard to discern between. One set of crystal looking ones uses a crystal ab bead as the main color with a crystal silver lined as the accent. The other uses a clear crystal bead as the main color and a crystal silver lined at the accent color. The third set however uses a very deep purple, almost a wine color as the main and a silver lined green as the accent. It was hard to photograph the purple, as it usually is with purple. The beads themselves have this silvery finish to them which makes it hard to really discern the color in the first place. But I am really happy with how they came out. As always pictures are clickable for much larger pictures. :)

I edited this entry to chang the title as I just now realized I wrote flowers instead of leaves.

5 comments:

Kiwi Ellen said...

They are totally delightful Crystal, I imagine they hang nicely too.

I know what you mean about getting the beads to show their true colours in photos ;) We got a light tent a few years ago & it really helps to get nice detail without the sparkle from direct light or flash. If you check out the pic of my Tide Pool on the header of my blog. you will see a pic taken in a tent. All of the beads in the wee anemones are all done in silver lined.

We actually have two! Somehow the Mr bid on both of them - go figure!! So, we have one we don't need sitting there, maybe we can make a deal if you'd like to take it off our hands ;)

Crystal said...

Sorry for taking so long Ellen! Hubby and I just haven;t been able to sit and talk about it yet. LOL Very busy with Easter coming and all. What kind of deal might we be making! ;) :D

Sandelightful said...

I love love love the white ones!

Crystal said...

I'll have to show them to you in person. They are both more crystaline then white. But I can absolutely make some white ones!

Judi D said...

Your welcome....lol...who woulda thunk I would find you? Hope all is well, sounds like it. I will check back again.....
Judi