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!