Well the reveal date is here for Beading Babes Project #2 for the month of November. We choose from two different patterns we could do one or both. Well I started out with Sleek in Silver and I had enough time to also do Earthly Hues. So without any further ado I present to you my versions of Sleek in Silver designed by Hatsumi Oshitani.
I already had the black Tila tiles and red seed beads in 11/0 and 8/0 all I had to get was the briolettes so I ordered them and when they got here I got to work. This pattern worked up really fast it only took me about 5 hours to complete this necklace. I named my necklace Roxanne, because while I was making it I kept singing in my head "Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light..."
Since I finished this necklace so quickly I went onto do Earthy Hues design by Carole Ohl. Here is my version of her design. I used olive green 3mm cubes, chocolate size 11/0 seed beads, light green 11/0 cylinder beads, Iris gold size 6/0 seed beads, River Stone 12mm gemstones and a handmade copper clasp from Shel Designs.
This pattern is another one that went fast if it weren't for the fact that I ran out of 3mm cube beads I would have finished this one in about six hours. Lesson learned from this always order more than what the pattern calls for. The only thing that I really don't like about this is when you are transcending from the 6/0 seed beads to the 3mm cubes you can see the thread and it was just a little cumbersome with adding the 6/0 seed beads with the 12mm beads, other than that I am pleased with this pattern. I named this necklace Erica just because of it's earthy qualities.
After I had to order more 3mm cubes I had enough left to make a matching bracelet.
I enjoyed Project #2 and I am looking forward to voting on Project #3. I hope you all enjoyed viewing my November Beading Babes Projects.
Happy Beading Y'all