>Ice & Snow Freeform Beaded Earrings

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winter enchantment swarovski snowflake freeform peyote beaded earrings

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little tired of all the snow we have been having this winter. Just when I was hoping it was over, this morning, I woke up to snow again! Yes, it’s always pretty to watch snow fall, but soon after, it just becomes a dirty, gray, slushy, frozen mess! I don’t want to remember the ugliness of winter. I want to remember how beautiful and enchanting it can be, so I made these Ice & Snow freeform beaded earrings. These earrings were made with a freeform peyote stitch technique using a Toho Winter Frost Bead Mix & Swarovski Crystal Snowflake Pendants. Earrings are 2″ (5cm) in length, and they hang on sterling silver ear wires. These earrings are dangly, sparkly, & elegant, and they are currently listed for sale in my Etsy shop. I like them so much, I think I’ll have to make a necklace to match! 😀

*Please note: I have received the above products free of charge from Artbeads.com. This is my honest review of the products and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

>Falling Leaves Freeform Beaded Necklace

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My latest freeform beaded necklace is finally finished! Inspired by the colors of fall!

falling leaves colors of autumn artbeads.com beaded necklace peyote thelonebeader copper

 I have been working on this piece off and on for the past few weeks. This necklace features green & amber Toho seed bead mixes & copper leaf links from Artbeads.com. The leaves are actually real carob leaves that have been plated in copper! Each leaf is completely unique! 

falling leaves colors of autumn artbeads.com beaded necklace peyote thelonebeader copper

This necklace is very elegant and comfortable to wear! You can see more photos at my Etsy shop where this necklace is available for sale. I do have a few of these copper leaves left, so I think I’ll make a matching bracelet and earrings next! 😀

falling leaves colors of autumn artbeads.com beaded necklace peyote thelonebeader copper


*Please note: I have received the above products free of charge from Artbeads.com. This is my honest review of the products and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

>Drowning in Freeform Peyote Stitch

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Believe it or not, I’ve actually been busy beading during the past week. Working in freeform peyote stitch, I’m creating small strips of beadwork measuring 4-6″ long. These will be the ripples in the water which floods St. Mark’s Square (during acqua alta season) in my painting. I think I am about halfway through making these. They are quite time consuming and right now I feel they are an exercise in futility! You can see how I plan to use these pieces in the photo below. Eventually, they will be stitched directly to the canvas. How do you think it will look when it is finished? (If it will ever be finished!)

Sinking St. Mark’s Square (Venice, Italy).  Bead embroidery on painted canvas. 
24″ x 36″ (32cm x 46cm). Work in progress.

>Non Sense

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YaY!! Today, I finished the freeform beaded lanyard for my aunt! I know – you’re wondering how I know that it’s finished. Easy! I ran out of thread! LOL. But, I’m still going to run one more piece of thread through the entire piece just to reinforce it…

Freeform beaded lanyard necklace Lone BeaderI also made these earrings to match. They are tiny glass vials that have 14K gold posts. Inside, there are tiny seashells and a bit of sand from the beach. I found the shells on Scusset Beach here in Massachusetts a few years ago. I have never seen seashells that tiny before in my life, so I don’t believe these earrings could ever be duplicated. They’re a birthday gift for my aunt, but shhhhh… don’t tell… it’s a surprise 😉

Freeform beaded lanyard necklace Lone Beader seashell gold earrings
Tommorrow, I will unveil plans for my next adventure in bead embroidery…