Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Beads, beads, beads

During Beverly Gilbert's 'Wander with Colour' class, I almost finished one necklace in freeform netting, but I also wanted to learn how to do freeform peyote, so I began a freeform peyote necklace too. The first necklace wanders from turquoise through teal and green to chocolate brown, but I chose autumnal colours to wander through for this one.

I have been beading for days, and have finally finished it (I think! My beading needle broke and I took that as a sign!). I reckon it's been about 25 hours of beading, and I will not be giving it away or selling it - this is a heirloom piece as far as I am concerned! You can see more detail in this picture.

I would never have picked up a beading needle if I hadn't seen Beverly's wonderful work, and been inspired to take her classes, so - THANKS Beverly (I think!).


  1. WOW I wouldnt give it away either its beautiful !! what patience lol but well worth the effort

  2. Oh my gosh, Adrienne - what an outstanding fall necklace!!! You go-girl!! I had such a great time at the workshop ~ now I have to finish all the 1/2-finished projects I have!!
    Sending love!

  3. Stunning. Great heirloom piece and worth all the effort.

  4. Hee hee - you're welcome Adrienne! Your piece is gorgeous and I'm tickled you have already completed 2 Wander with Color pieces! Hope you have a lovely outfit to go with.

  5. Wow Adrienne! Congrats on your gorgeous bead work at Bev's Autumn Fest. I was able to come to the Friday workshop...my first attempt at beading...and you would have totally smoked me! :) (along with Dini) Beautiful colors.

    And thanks for visiting my blog...aren't the Bella Umbrellas neat?

  6. Awesome job Adrienne! Isn't Beverly inspiring?
    I think you're right, an heirloom piece for sure!

  7. Wow, wow and double wow! Your eyes mustve been sore from all that concentration not to mention your poor fingers! It really is a heirloom, absolutely gorgeous.

  8. I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

  9. A fantastic necklace, love it. I am so jealous, I would love to go on one of her workshops.




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