On alternate Wednesdays I’m going to be keeping you all up to date with my lessons and stuff with beading.
This week I’ve been working through a website I found called Making-Beaded-Jewelry.com
I started off with How To Wrap A Briolette Bead. Despite not having a proper briolette bead (apparently they’re tear-drop shaped), I still managed to have a good go.
I don’t like making pieces that won’t be used, even when just practicing. I’d like to be able to put them into beautiful jewellery if they turn out okay. So I used this page on the site for inspiration to turn that little non-briolette bead into a Y necklace.
I took a nice long length of wire, folded it in half and threaded my non-briolette onto it so it sat in the middle.
I threaded three funky little eye beads onto both sides of the wire. Which was harder than I’d expected – they only JUST fit. I should really start paying attention to hole size and wire gauge.
I split the two wires and threaded a big bunch of these gorgeous purple crackle beads, breaking up the pattern with a couple of pearly ones.
I finished off the side by rolling the wire into a loop.
Repeated on the other side.
I added a jump ring to one side, a jump ring and a lobster clasp to the other side…