Originally Posted by Jan in CA
These are gorgeous! I don't know how you get that wrap so tight!
Some of my earlier creations were really a bust. I did and re-did the "wraps". I finally got the hang of it just recently!
I use 3" Sterling Silver thin/fine gauge head pins...they wrap like butter. The heavier gauge metal head pins are a beast to work with for stitch markers.
Thanks for your compliments everyone!
I had to go down to the Blue Iris Bead shop tonight to get those soldered silver jumprings...and got some more headpins while I was there. I have had 18 beads I've been meaning to get to...so...I was in the mood today.
Here are the vintage crystal beads that were a necklace I have had for at least 45 years. I remember wearing this necklace to a Coronation Ball at O'Dea High School with my DH back in 1962! (I was a baby, of course!
Here is the full set of 10 Swarovski crystal squares markers.
Here is a set of 8 large blue porcelain beads...they complete the "set" I posted earlier.
Here is a set of 10 red glass beads that I did up today.