Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Favorite Kind of Lace - Beaded!

Sorry I've been AWOL this week - I got eaten by the migraine monsters! Oh dear... But I'm back and at 'em today! I've even spent most of my day beading, but more about that later. 

I got this wonderful picture today: 

That's my dear friend Veet - and she was the winner of my giveaway this month! Can you see what she's wearing? Yes? That's the necklace she won! She said she loves it (yes, I live for affirmation!) and that it goes amazingly well with her McDonals uniform which amuses me to no end. 

The design for this necklace is actually one of my favorite designs. It's done using a beading technique called "Antique Lace." I learned it from a book that a friend gave me before I ever opened up shop, and I've made quite a few necklaces using it! 

I like this pattern because it looks like lace, but it's very modern! It makes a great choker, or you can wear it longer and twisted. I tend to stick to the chokers though. One of these days I really should make some bracelets with it....

Just to tell you how much I love this pattern, not only have I sold several of these, but I have one I wear (in black, purple, and silver), my Mom has two (one in blues, one in red), and my mother in law has one that matches the one I sent Veet! Whew. Wait...that means I need to make one for my sister in law... 

When I was putting the necklace up for the giveaway I realized it had been awhile since I made one of these so guess what I'm working on right now? I'll show it to you next week :)


Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Aw, congrats to Veet for winning your lovely necklace-It indeed looks fabulous on her {I think it also goes extremely well with that beautiful smile on her face!} :)

That IS a really pretty pattern-I'm going to have to invest some time into learning it myself one day soon!

I can't wait to see the one you started working on either ^.^

Veet Voojagig said...

Elrond is glaring at me from the poster on the wall because he wants one too.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

That is a great design. I like that it adds so much color, but isn't overwhelming! Can't wait to see the new one!

roseworksjewelry said...

Veet - Hmmm - Not sure what Elrond would look like wearing it :P