This only the tip of the iceberg, I've made much more since I started beading 3 years ago at the age of 13. I've tried just about everything, but I like beadweaving the best. These are just some projects I like, what do you think?
I made this for a contest at my not-so-local bead store. We were given the freshwater pearls and allowed to use anything else. I used sodalite chips, Toho seed beads, Nymo thread, a mother of pearl focal, and a sterling plated clasp. I used a double scallop technique from some book on the bade and a circular netting technique from some website (I probably should be able to cite these, but I know I could find them if I looked). The mother of pearl disc is 75mm or something. I was surprised at all the similarities between entries, 3 or 4 other people used sodalite also, and another person used the same MOP disc (but it was still radically different). I didn't win the contest, but I still love this necklace. This was probably my third biggest project ever, but I don't remember how long it took.
This is a series of beaded cabochons I made. I fell in love with a bunch of dichroic cabs at my not-so-local bead store and had to make something out of them. These pictures really do no justice to the colors, especially of the pink and blue cabs. The purple-ish set was actually a gift to my mom because, well, she just never gave it back she liked it so much.
I don't like this much, but it was fun to make. I used peyote and 4 hours of when I should have been doing homework to make this bracelet to fit over the hand without a clasp. It came out a lot live those silicone bracelets everyone wears nowadays. The strength bead came off an old broken bracelet.
Hey, it's not seed beads! This is pretty cool, considering I'm not much a fan of blue. It makes the most awesome jingly sound I've ever heard! It took just about forever to make all the little charms and attach them.
I made this with right angle weave out of rhyolite ships and embellished it with freshwater years and a pewter Tree of Life charm. The clasp is sterling plated. One of my favorite necklaces.
I made this in a class that taught the basic spiral stitch with accent beads. I used black Toho seed beads and 4mm chrysocolla rounds. I think the clasp is pewter. I love this bracelet, it took 2.5 hours.
This is the only good picture I have of this necklace right now. I'm not sure what the stone focal thing is, but I fell in love with it. I also have a brownish one somewhere waiting to be made into something. The faceted stones are smoky quartz with 11/0 Toho seed beads and 15/0 Rocailles. It had a square sterling plated clasp, but the male end of the toggle wasn't big enough so I need to find a better clasp.
These are my best projects that had pictures readily available. They're all pretty old because I haven't had time to make anything with 3 AP classes this school year. I hope you enjoyed looking at my stuff!