Tuesday, 25 August 2009

No time like the present

So I made a start, I confess one of the beads may count as a bit of a cheat since it was the dotty bead that was part of my last post ! But I have finished my jens pind bracelet and started to fill it. If you fancy a jens pind bracelet like this for yourself, do pop over to designed by George where you can get one of Georges gorgeous handcrafted pieces.



Having finished the bracelet and appropriated the dotty bead, I decided it looked loney, so I made two beads to keep it company, one is one of my favorite styles, a simple etched bead with fine silver dots.



The other is something I have been meaning to try for a while, inspired by Denise of DKS Lampwork, She does beautiful florals on a background of mesh but Ive gone for a simpler approach and stopped having encased the mesh, Im very pleased with it and Im looking forward to trying this with a finer mesh very soon as I love the affect.



I suspect it will be a little while before I managed to make anymore but I am looking forward very much to continue filling it up, hopefully with some home made silver charms too !

8 comments:

Mary said...

I'm dying to try JP! But as I'm a newbie to maille and my first attempt at JP involved rings that were too large I put it on hold. Come winter I'm going for it!

Becky this is fabulous. I love the colour and the textures. Great work!

Becky said...

Thanks Mary, do have a go at the JP the very first thing I made in maille was a bracelet for my OH which was in JP and I loved doing it (This chain is my 4th attempt at maille and due to size a tad more fiddly lol but still fun)

SteamPunkGlass said...

I love the mesh effect, think it works in the larger mesh quite well; I've never seen anything like it before, really unique

Keiara Wells said...

they're lovely, hon :) xox

joanne said...

The mesh bead is amazing and i love the etched one aswell and the colour, saving up already you must make some more of thesex

joanne said...

p.s what gage did you use for the bracelet x

Becky said...

Thanks Glenn & Keiara :))

Joanne, Im going to sound terribly ignorant now but im afraid I dont know what the gage of the jump rings are as I got them already cut and just did the making up into a bracelet. if it is any help the bracelet is a smidgeon over 3mm diameter.

joanne said...

now theres an idea i had some jump rings that i had cut myself and had a go but either the gage or diameter was incorrect, i think this has to be so correct to make this work but it is lovely and looks fab with your beads Jo