The class was to make a lizard out of beads, a very basic but a place to start for a child. There was one other child there who also made one and they both seemed to have a great time. My granddaughter gave her lizard to her daddy and he hung it over his computer.
I have been bezeling Cabochons and Rivolis, I made one complete necklace and one that I am still working on the necklace part of.
I made these earrings for my daughter in-law, because of her job wearing bracelets are out, but she had said she would love a pair of earrings. So I had my sister teach me how to bezel. When my sister learned, I was knee deep in other projects and wasn’t interested in learning this technique, well not until my daughter in-law suggested earrings. Now that I have learned, I find I like it and as you can see by the pictures, it doesn’t take much to have the same technique look different. I also have the makings for more earrings, so it will keep me busy for a while.
The necklaces are done with the Kumihimo technique, the lavender and white necklace is made with Delicas (white beads) and size 8o (Ceylon Gladiola) seed beads and the dark one is done with ‘pinch’ beads in the color of Picasso. I found the pinch beads very easy to work with and it creates such a different look for Kumihimo.