Here’s a cute little pendant I whipped up.
It’s called the ‘Bling Ring’ and it’s a free pattern from the super talented Sabine Lippert from trytobead. The pattern is super simple to follow and beads up really quickly so it’s perfect for when you’re feeling crafty but don’t have a load of time to make something…
I really like it so I might go make some matching earrings to go with it 🙂
It’s been a while since I picked up my beads. I think all that prep for the Summer Market I did had me all beaded out… for a while anyway.
Anyhoo, I received my new Sabine Lippert beading book in the mail (Beaded Fantasies – you can get it on Amazon here) and decided it was about time I tried making something from it’s pages. The book is wonderful, and her designs are AMAZING!!!
As my stash is somewhat compromised at the moment – I haven’t refilled it after the beading frenzy I had pre market – I settled on making the RAW Ribs Bracelet. The design calls for 4mm fire polished beads for the base … 360 of them all in the same color – which, of course, I didn’t have on hand but I did have a load of cheapo Chinese bicones that have been waiting for me to find a way to use them so I figured for a practice piece I could use those.
I’m not super excited about the color combination of this bracelet, but considering it was made using whatever I had on hand – and there are A LOT of beads in it – it’s turned out rather well.
On an even happier note, making it has reminded me how much I love beading so I went and ordered enough pretty, matching beads to make two more of them… watch this space 😀
Surfing the net for inspiration, I found the incredible Sabine Lippert at Trytobead, who is a brilliant German designer of bead woven jewelry. After drooling over her work I was super excited when I saw that she had some free patterns on her website to try out.
This is my version of her stunning Frankfurt Lace bracelet, and I’m totally in love… In fact I’m so in love, I ordered one of her books on Amazon to try out some more of her designs 😀
I did change it up a little, as I didn’t have any silk ribbons or giant buttons, I made a peyote toggle clasp (YouTube video tutorial here from Potomac Bead Co) and embellished my finished cuff with some 4mm clear and light pink fire polished beads. LOVE IT!!!