Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Vintage lace style necklace

Last month, before the excitement of the Manor House Hotel, me and wonderful mum did a class at The Bead Shop Nottingham.  It was a beadweaving project using half Tila beads along with seed beads and Swarovski bicones.


Normally the word "vintage" in a title puts me off, but this time I went with it. The necklace was called "vintage style lace necklace".  I used black seed beads, jet bicones and the half Tilas are a lovely black but with shimmery iridescence on them.


I have to pat it all down flat when I put it on, I just couldn't get it to sit right in this photo!


It only took a couple of hours to make and I bought some copper beads so I can make another version in copper.


I had never worked with half Tilas before, I didn't even know they exist. Tilas are a square bead with 2 holes running through parallel.  half Tilas are the same, but they are half size so are rectangular.  I do love all these shaped beads that are coming out.



I had some time left at the end, so I whipped up a matching bracelet!  


12 comments:

Flickenstichlerin said...

Oh how lovely, what great color combinations. I love both of them, modern and vintage style works welll with the beads.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Anna said...

Beautiful !
Anna

Christine Altmiller said...

I really like this in its simplicity ~ great style and wonderful color choices. And if it can be made fairly fast, all the better!

Sarah in Stitches said...

So pretty! Love the colors :D

Renee said...

These turned out lovely! I absolutely love the Tila beads. Beautiful work!

Sheryl S. said...

Love vintage jewellery. This is necklace is splendid.

Rachel said...

"Vintage" is a word that covers - or possibly inspires! - a multitude of sins, isn't it! I suspect the shaped beads are a relatively new thing, but regardless, this has turned out very well...

Second Chance Tan said...

Wow, that's lovely. It looks like something they would wear on Downtown Abbey! xxx

Jane Galley said...

very pretty

margaret said...

very pretty and love the colour choice of the beads you have used to create this

Christine said...

Very pretty

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

ohhh this is soooo pretty.. and i must gothic looking too.. ;)