Friday, 30 October 2009


This is nothing special at all. You see, I have too much beads of this colour and I like to make these cords.

For this lariat I've put on the thread 9 meters of beads. I've never thought it will be this long. I think it took me only 3 hours to do it LOL.

Finished piece is 175cm long, including tassels.

The cord base has 6 beads. Size #9 - Matsuno glass beads

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Small necklace

I've bought these large beads two years ago. Only today I decided on the design.

I used memory wire, fancy washers and glass cubes.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Something stripey

1g, 3w, 1g, 3w,
1g, 3w, 1g, 2w, 3b, 2w,
1g, 3w, 1g, 3w,
1g, 3w, 1g, 3b.

g - golden, w - white, b - black. 8 beads in a row.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Black and red spiral

This type of spiral is very different to crocheted cords. It is made more traditional way, with needle. They are called "Minerva spirals".

Here is my weak attempt to create more intricate design.

Used seed beads size 11 and 9, triangle beads and daggers, silver plated findings.

Monday, 5 October 2009


Once I attended a free taster course on jewelry making. We were told always make a draft chart of what we are doing in case we drop the item we are making and lose all the beads all over the floor.

This was my week attempt to create my own draft.
To be honest I've made one earring, draw a chart of it and then made another one.

The metal parts of these earrings are made of gun metal. We were told that now all metal findings are made out of metal that does not cause allergy.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Squares - diamonds

Row 1: 9b
Row 2: 4w, 1b, 3g, 1b
Row 3: 4w, 1b, 3g, 1b
Row 4: 4w, 1b, 3g, 1b
Row 5: 4w

Here rows are not exactly equal to 8 beads, it is just to simplify the threading process. I could right the pattern this way, if it makes your life easier:

9b, 4w, 1b, 3g, 1b, 4w, 1b, 3g, 1b, 4w, 1b, 3g, 1b, 4w

b - black, w - white, g - golden. 8 beads in a row

Friday, 2 October 2009

Polymer clay necklace and earrings

My very good friend Zu gave me some of her magic beads for my birthday. Purple is my favourite colour.

One sunny Saturday I was sitting in my garden and the idea of creating this kind of necklace came to me. I ran into the house to get my tool box and this is what I've created. I like it very much!

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Row 1: 8r
Row 2: 2g, 2r, 2g, 2r
Row 3: 1r, 1g, 3r, 1g, 2r
Row 4: 1r, 1g, 3r, 1g, 2r
Row 5: 1r, 1g, 3r, 1g, 2r
Row 6: 1r, 2g, 2r, 2g, 1r

r - red, g - gold
8 beads in a row

With a bit of magic I managed to finish the cord as a choker necklace.

100 gram necklace

I could not stop myself making this necklace. Only when the whole 100 gram packet was over I thought "I must stop now!"

The length of this necklace is 46" or 117 cm, 6 beads in a row, size #8.

This is another long one, only 37" (95 cm) long