The new beads are all listed in the bead shop. There are a number of new designs. I’d had some of them in mind to make for some time, including these pods. One pair is ‘side-drilled’ at the back of the pod, so they’ll drop down nicely when strung. They’d be great focals in a row of dainty beads. The other, smaller, pair, with central holes, are perfect for earrings – I’m planning to make a pair shortly.
I also made some pod bead sets.
I’ve been thinking about making some bead sets for a while now. As well as these pod sets, I wanted to make some focusing on colour combinations, using palettes I particularly like. I had to include those faded shades, which I wrote about recently.
And yes, there are yet more pods in there – I think that set is my favourite. Recently, I’ve been looking out for different types of rings and hoops. I’ve started to use them a lot because they’re so versatile – as connectors, in toggle clasps, as a base for pendants, as an eye for hook clasps. They also look good when you knot off them. So, I wanted to try making some myself. I’ve long admired/coveted Paper Statement bangles, so they provided some inspiration for these. The first ones turned out larger than I’d planned, but they could be used as pendants or focal connectors.
With a bit of playing about, I managed to get them down to a smaller size.
I’m going to make more of these to use myself. They’d work well in bracelets, I think. They look quite clean and crisp. You’d get a nice contrast if you mixed them with some aged chain or dark oxidised wire. With the remains of the green-blue blend I made these spine beads.
Again, they’d look good pointing out of a row of dinky beads.
What else is there? Well, I thought I’d better top up the old favourites.
There should have been three two-tone pairs but the black one was too small to match, which was quite annoying because these pairs seem to be rather popular. There are new weathered houses and smaller hedgehogs too.
Then there’s these cane slice sets. They’re very simple but I like them. Again, they’d be good in a knotted bracelet.
I also listed a couple of older designs. I came across a box of beads I made some time ago – I’d forgotten all about them.
I only have a limited number of these, so if you want some snap them up now.
Finally, there’s also some new pendants.
Phew! That’s a lot of new beads. No wonder my hands were in a state. If there’s anything you fancy, here’s where you click to shop!