Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Artbeads has Cool Beads

For my Artbeads Summer Project, I chose this fun ceramic bead to incorporate into my beadwork.  Artbeads has lots of stoneware pendants from which to choose.  Even the back of the pendant bead is cool.

To go with this "Cool Bubbles" ceramic bead, I chose several matching colors of size 11 Delica beads in a wonderful Matte AB finish like these Miyuki Transparent Matte AB turquoise Delicas (DB0862) or these Miyuki Transparent AB Matte Tropical Teal Delicas (DB1283).  Artbeads has a wonderful selection of seed beads from which to choose.

I decided to create a spiral herringbone rope using needle and thread and adding two beads at a time.  The colors of the seed beads matched perfectly with the colors of the pendant.  I'm very happy with the finished necklace and have placed it for sale in my Etsy shop.  I call it Cool Spots because we all need a cool spot to relax now that the summer heat has arrived.

I hope you'll check out Artbeads.com.  I'm sure you'll find some more "cool" things there.  I am delighted to be a part of Artbeads blogging group.  I do not receive any compensation from them for blogging about their products.


  1. I love getting new beads! Unfortunately, I tend to buy too much at once and get creative overload!! :)

  2. Your necklace is beautiful. Love the colours.

  3. I love artbeads.com! This is beautiful! I am fairly new to beading but this looks like something I could handle. I need to learn the herringbone stitch. I hope it's easy! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wow, I love the colors in this one and that focal bead is fantastic.

  5. Turquoise is one of may favorite colors; raspberry is the other....oh wait, then there is red. I admire your skill and design ability. Keep it up! Your work is delicious

    on Etsy.com

  6. What a nice necklace you created!


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