Welcome to Pearls, Pearls, Pearls! blog hop hosted by Shel of MiShel Designs blog. Shel has a true love for pearls whether they are natural or glass. So she thought she would have a blog hop showcasing, you got it, Pearls! If you would like to find out some great tips on the care of pearls go here.
I too love pearls natural and glass. I wish my stash had more natural pearls, but I also love the look of glass pearls, which I have tons.
Would you like to see what I created for this blog hop? Of course you do, so lets get with it, shall we.
I have never knotted a necklace before and I like the look of knots between pearls. I had bought these white freshwater pearls at a Gem and Mineral show here in Montgomery, AL back in November 2013. I thought the color was gorgeous and the price was with in my budget. The only thing I did not realize until I got home is that they were large hole pearls. Oh well not a problem I could always string them on cord or leather. So that is what I did. I had some black 2 mm cord in my stash and some lampwork glass beads made by Sabine Detrich, she was my second Bead Soup partner in 2012. As you can see there is a little bit of space between the knots, pearls, and the glass beads, but I think I did well for the first time tying knots.
I had enough to make a bracelet. I did better at the knot tying in the bracelet.
Earrings. One day I will get the lengths the same in a pair of earrings.
I made a trip to Hunstville, AL back in April of 2013 and while I was there I visited a unique bead store called Mary Bead Store. I bought a lot of different gem stones and these peacock freshwater pearls. At the Gem and Mineral show I bought these Blue Lace Agate spears. When I was looking through my stash for something to pair with the pearls the agate spears seemed to be the best match. What do you think? I separated the pearls and agate spears with 3 mm jet bicones. The jet bicones look like knots between the pearls and agate. They are all strung on flex wire, with a lobster claw clasp.
I had enough pearls and bicones to make a matching bracelet. I tried the agate spears, but they did not look right in the bracelet. I really love the color of these pearls.
Last but not least an necklace out of glass pearls.
Scrumptious Scallops designed by Carolyn Cave, the tutorial for this necklace was published in the June 2014 Bead and Button magazine. When I saw this one I thought I had to make it for the Pearls challenge. It looks difficult, but it is really rather simple and had it done in a matter of hours. The hardest part was deciding on what colors I wanted to use.
Well that is it for me on this blog hop. If you would like to see more go on over to Shel's blog and after reading and viewing what Shel has created, click on the links to the other blogs participating in this hop.
Thank you so much Shel for coming up with this wonderful idea to create with and show off Pearl, Pearl. Pearls!!!!!!! I had a lot of fun creating.
Happy beading Y'all,