Mittwoch, 1. November 2017

Petite Couronne Pendant

It doesn’t happen very often now, but when I opened the last issue of Beadwork-Magazine and saw this pendant, I knew, I had to bead it.

Once again it’s a brilliant pattern by Alice Coelho.

Sonntag, 29. Oktober 2017


It has been 10 years ago that I wrote my first tutorial for a contest. I want to celebrate this by sending my booklets from my etsy-shop without shipping costs until the 15th of November 2017.

Donnerstag, 28. September 2017

Mildred´s Cross

These instructions by Beading4perfectionists were a birthday present from a friend. Therefore we had to try it together.
I did not like the colours of the example so I chose my own colours. Here is the result:

The instructions contain 13 pages with many photographs. Unfortunately, you first have the descriptions of four photographs and beneath that those four photographs in one row, which is  a bit confusing. When you know, what you are doing, it is manageable.
Although every step is explained, there are some mistakes in the instructions. The most important is the last element of the cross.
I also changed the beginning of the Herringbone-strap because my start looks neater.
However, I find the design of this pendant ingenious. By now I wear it on a long crochet rope.

Mittwoch, 23. August 2017

Necklace "Rollercoaster"

This necklace by Vera Baumeister was published in “Perlenpoesie” n° 32.
It has an extraordinary design, so I had to try it.

I started with the first repeating pattern following the instructions to the letter. But I noticed that I did not like it this way. I do not like these seesaws and I could see the thread on the edges between the picots in step 6.

So I decided to bead it my way. That means, I secured the three seed beads of the picots in one step above and below before starting the next element. I also connected the RAW-parts directly to the corresponding basic-element. This way I built up the necklace reducing the back-weaving to a minimum.

The necklace is very lightweight. You have to place it very carefully but then it keeps it place.

Addition: Wearing the necklace a bit longer, the semicircle parts fold to the centerline, which doesn`t look not very nice

Mittwoch, 12. Juli 2017

Noor Pendant

This pendant by Riana Olckers has been on my to-do list for a long time. Finally I did it.

Unfortunately the picture does not show the real brightness of the used colours.

For some steps I had to change the sizes of the beads, because with the ones mentioned in the pattern there was to much thread still visible.

Sonntag, 9. Juli 2017

Easter bunny

The last project of this trip is a little pendant with the shape of a Easter bunny.

Sonntag, 2. Juli 2017

Aladdin’s Lamp

Arabia, these also are the Fairy Tales of Thousand and One Night. Along these lines I have designed this pendant.

Aladdin’s Lamp looks especially beautiful when a Rivoli with a strong colour is used.

Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017

Leyla - the necklace

To complete the set I needed a matching necklace. It was made after the trip and in a new colour combination.

Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2017

Leyla - the bracelet

My last trip started in Dubai. So I needed some projects with oriental touch.  Now I want to show them here.
"Leyla" means: beautiful, like the night. This is the bracelet:

Soon the tutorial for the entire set is available in my etsy-shop.

Donnerstag, 16. Februar 2017

Muscat I

Another long-term-project is finished.

Two years ago my husband bought me this beautiful labradorite in Muscat. It needs a suitable frame, which it got with this crochet necklace.

Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2017

Good things come to those who wait

or they get a lariat.
In the Beadwork-Magazine August/September 2010 was the Aurora-Lariat by Scarlett Lanson.
I fell directly in love with the spheres at the ends but I do not like the remaining part.
For a long time I crept around this tutorial but finally I made one of these spheres and I was excited.

It took only another year to finish the second sphere and the crochet rope, which is 110 cm long.