As you may have gathered I have a slight obsession when it comes to bead weaving and those tiny little seed beads. I love how some thing so tiny can be combined together to create something beautiful: the possibilities are endless!! I'm going to let all of you on a tiny secret, I'm finally working on a piece that will enter the Fire Mountain Gem's Beading Contest for seed beads. My color palette is steely grey with a metallic bright blue accent, and of course pyrite has to be involved (what would I do with out it!?!). I have the basic layout ready and I was working on the central drop when I decided that a beaded bead would have to be showcased here. Half way through, weaving the little beauty, I had a epiphany: that lovely half a beaded bead could work so nicely as a bead cap and bail. That's when I was derailed from my project, I spent two days of precious time trying to figure out the best stone to be captured by the bead cap. Remember those lovely electroplated quartz daggers?! The thin ones fit perfectly into the bead cap! And the final product truly does look like an extravagant embellished dagger. After I made one, I had to make another, this time I used a quartz briolette instead which was just as equally extravagant.
|This beaded bead cap securely displays the beauty and the exotic nature of the quartz dagger.|
|The quartz dagger along with the alluring quartz briolette that sits so comfortably in the bead cap.|
|The beaded bead cap with the quartz briolette pendant.|