Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More Creations

Yesterday evening I was watching television, but I kept eyeing my bead table with the sack of beads containing the beads from Eclectica.  I just could not stand it any longer, so I went into my stash and pulled out a few items, came back and pulled the table up to me and started creating.  Before I knew it I had three pieces made.
This necklace is made with the frosted and purple pressed glass beads from Eclectica, 8mm purple swarovski pearls, 4mm silver tone base metal beads, and silver tone base metal daisy spacers.  The necklace is 20 inches long.

The bracelet is 81/2 inches long and is made with the double drilled holes translucent beads from Eclectica, 6 mm clear AB round glass beads, 4 mm purple bi-cone swarovski crystals, 4mm round copper beads, copper daisy spacers, and a box copper clasp.

This is just a fun little 7 inch bracelet made with 8 mm glass pearls, and wire wrapped Lucite flowers.  The toggle clasp is my first attempted at making my own clasp.

Since this is "Bead Table Wednesday", which I did join the group today on flickr, I would show the stuff that will become my future bead table.

I was telling my Mom the idea of making a work table on wheels so I can put it away when we have guest over to the house.  So she said I have something that would be perfect as a start to your table.  It was this metal cart. "Wow this is great Mom, I will get a piece of wood for the top and I should be good to go on my work table."  So off to Lowe's we go.

This is what I found for the top of my work table it is 30 inches wide and 6 foot long.  It is to long to just sit on top of the cart so I looked around and found this.

A top kitchen cabinet.  If you will notice in the picture of the metal cart there are some caster wheels, well those will go on the bottom of the cabinet. Now I just have to assemble it!

Here is what is on my little bead table today.
I love the cute motifs that Marcie Abney creates and her Arabic Motifs Cuff tutorial is featured in August/September Beadworks magazine, so I thought that I would give it a try.  I did not post this on flickr since it is not my own design.

Happy beading Y'all


  1. Therese, There's so much to this post I don't know where to start. First, I really like those translucent purple beads. They SHINE! As well, I really like how you added those Lucite flowers to the bracelet. Nicely done!

    I have one of those carts too. . .but that's what my (sadly) unused kiln sits on. I can't wait to see your cart when you get it done! I'm so excited that you're joining in BTW too.

    Whew! I think that was everything. ;)

  2. Hi Therese! I love that second photo with those purple focals!

    Did you know they will trim the wood for you at Home Depot and Lowes? just tell them the size you would like - you pay for the whole piece but the cutting is free ( or used to be!)

  3. Your jewellerys looking good!
    That working table is Awesome! I would love one like that. Thats a great idea. All I do is carry piles around lol.

  4. Love those purple beads!!! and fab idea on the rolling table, I would be dangerous with that!

  5. I like all of these. Love the pressed glass beads. I really like the pearl bracelets with the little flowers. When the bracelet isn't laying flat against a surface, do the little flowers dangle down or do the still pop straight out like that? I kinda like them popping out like that. Looks really cute!

  6. very pretty, you've been busy. I like the blue with the copper