Crafty Archive: Results from my Beading Binge #6

More Beading Binge Bliss!

↑ I remember the creative process on this one, I was feeling Goth-y, and I liked the big bead. So I made the top bar. Then I just kept putting matching things together until I had something I liked! I had a lot of fun with this piece but I do recall it taking a longer time that most of my others πŸ™‚

↑ Another favorite!! The charm was actually from an older pair of favourite earrings, you can see the black coating has started to come off in parts. The earring hooks were in a much worse state, and while I could have just replaced them, it was more fun to create something new. I still have the other earring, it’s waiting in my bead box for the right moment!

See my other Beading Binge posts:

Happy creating! πŸ™‚

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Crafty Archive: Results from my Beading Binge #5

↑ A favourite, versatile piece: I’ve also worn this as a ‘waist-lace’ while wearing my corset.

↑ Another favourite! However, this one is fairly delicate and is on my re-make list when I get sturdier chains and findings.

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Happy creating! πŸ™‚

Crafty Archive: Results from my Beading Binge #4

Another installment of… Beading Binge!

↑ Another piece I love that gets lots of wear πŸ™‚

↑ My idea for this one evolved… in my head it’s now a Art piece and I want to get started on it with better quality findings!!

↑ This one gets worn a bit to, I didn’t expect that when I made it!

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Happy creating! πŸ™‚

Crafty Archive: Results from my Beading Binge #3

More Beading Binge Inspiration!

↑ This I made from a tutorial in an old issue of Gothic Beauty, one of my favourite magazines!

↑ About six months after making this, I saw a few versions in various shops, including Mimco! Is my sixth sense my fashion sense?!

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Happy creating! πŸ™‚

Crafty Archive: Results from my Beading Binge #2

Here’s some more jewellery goodness from my 2009 Beading Binge! Enjoy πŸ™‚

The first three reflect my simple aesthetic perfectly and I have worn them a lot since making them!

Have a look at my other Beading Binge post here:

Happy creating! πŸ™‚

Crafty Archive: Results from my Beading Binge #1

A few years ago when I was having one of my urges to learn something new, I went to Spotlight and bought a few ‘cheap’ beading kits. I say ‘cheap’ because while I did spend a bit of money getting the tools and things, I didn’t buy the top of the range stuff because I wasn’t sure if I was going to be any good or even like it!

As it turned out, I made quite a number of things and really loved it! However, because I bought the ‘cheap’ beads and findings, I wasn’t really happy with the quality of my finished pieces and vowed to buy the better quality beads, finding and tools when I had more money.

That hasn’t happened yet, because in the meantime I got distracted by learning how to crochet, sew clothing, do artistic make up, model, draw and generally re-learning how to be constantly inspired!

So, without further ado, here’s the first few of my early pieces:

↑ This one I used the leaves from another necklace I bought for $5 years earlier, but never wore because there was something about it that wasn’t right for me. This, however, is just right and I have worn it a few times!

↑ The flower was from a brooch that was attached to a el cheapo jumper I had bought. The jumper died and the brooch lost its pin, but of course it was too pretty to throw away!

↑ This I gifted to a very special friend who greatly appreciates the GothicΒ Aesthetic!

I hope these inspire you! πŸ™‚

Happy creating!