I have loved beads for a very long time. Longer than I have loved yarn actually. I actually still have some plastic seed beads and monofilament that I bought way back in high school. I think there are a little over a dozen beads left, haha. And there was a cool rock shop that I loved to visit when I was in college. I would go in and rummage through the sodalite, peridot, quartz and other beautiful stones and think of making beautiful jewelry. Problem was, I didn’t have a clue how to go about it.
And then yarn entered my life and I sort of shuffled beads off to the side – until I learned about beaded crochet and knitting. How cool that I could crochet or knit beads into many pretty things! And now, thanks to the internet, I’ve been learning a few beading basics. It’s been so much fun!
This is a simple pair of earrings I made. About a 5 or 10 minute project and so pretty!
I made this Lanyard/Keyclip for my keyring. It could also be clipped to a bag or zipper pull.
I made this agate bracelet with leftovers from a bracelet kit. I made the bracelet from the kit and gifted it to my sister. It’s beautiful and of course, I didn’t take a picture 😉
A fun bracelet with green and purple glass beads and a silver flower charm. I made a pair of earrings to match.
This is a fun set I put together using blue glass globe beads and green and clear seed beads. It includes a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and lanyard/keyclip.
I made these fun key clips with some of the beads from the previous jewelry set. Aren’t they pretty? 🙂
This is my most recent beading project. It is made with remnants from other projects. I love that you can combine beads in so many fun ways. And it’s been fun to have some new accessories to wear. And that is what I have been up to lately 😉 Wishing you a beadarific day!