Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beaded Lace & Fringe

I have been experimenting with some monochromatic loomwork lately...and to add some visual interest to the single color scheme, I have been playing around with various edgings and fringes.

The first photo is one I have shared before, but it is the one that started this experiment...however I only have two to share at the moment! I have others in progress though...

This one is loomed with Toho's 1.5mm cube beads. I have added some top stitching using size 11/0's, size 15/0's and Swarovski Bicones in Crystal Silver Night. This cuff has a simple 3 bead Picot for the top edge and a 3 bead Picot with netting for the bottom edge as well as fringe in size 15/0's with Crystals.

This second cuff is done in Miyuki Duracoat Silver Delicas, 11/0's and 15/0s, Swarovski Bicones in Crystal Silver Night and a few Toho 1.5mm cubes. The edging is done using Mikki Ferrugiaro's new Beaded Lace from her Lace Cufflette tutorial...I had to adapt it a little in order to work along the flat edge of the loomed cuff, but this Beaded Lace is extremely versatile!

I apologize for that little blurry spot in all my photos...I have been thinking it was caused by the reflection from the beads, but it is actually a little scratch on my lens...oops! So I am trying to get that fixed so my photos won't be blurry!

I am off to work on some of the projects I currently have in progress! And to get some good photos for the Beading Babes February project reveal this Sunday!

Happy Beading!


Releases by Rufydoof said...

Gorgeous work. I think I need to buy myself a copy of Mikki's lace tutorial - it's absolutely gorgeous and certainly does look very versatile!

I can't wait to see your Beading Babes project!


Horse'n'Garden said...

Wow! Those look really great!! I love the beaded lace.. I'm going to have to look into getting those patterns as well...

Vimala said...

Thanks ladies! I totally recommend her beaded lace's very versaitle and easier than you would think!

I have so many plans for using the lace...can't wait to get started! And I can't wait for the Beading Babes reveal to see what everyone made!