Thursday, 12 February 2015

More pip beads

Following on from the pip bead class I took, I was inspired to use the 3 rivolis (sparkly bit in the centre, doesn't have a hole) I'd bought for more pip bead jewellery.  I knew I had some blue pip beads at home, so that was where I started.


I have load of blue seed beads so it was pretty easy to match these beautiful pips with some dark blue delicas and seed beads.  This one isn't going to be a brooch.


Instead I added a jump ring to the back so I can make it into a necklace.


I then made these little flowers.  6 of the pip beads fit perfectly together in a circle to form a bloom and I added a little clear seed bead in the centre of each.  I think I'll make a couple more of them and use them to flank the main flower.  


I'm afraid this isn't the last you'll see of pip bead flowers, I used all three rivolis...


I'd also like to say that I've had the most hectic couple of weeks at work, including working into the evening, so I haven't been visiting many blogs and I don't think I've commented on any.  I hope to catch up at some point soon, so don't think I've abandoned you!






8 comments:

ukcitycrafter said...

Love those little pip bead flowers, how big are they - too big for earrings?

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Rachel said...

I will be interested to see how the necklace turns out!

We all understand about life getting in the way of other activities, so not to worry!

Christine said...

So pretty, I love the oily blue colour

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely flowers! The colors are great :D

Sandra :) said...

Oh I thought too, that those little flowers would be lovely as earrings :D That blue is gorgeous!

Don't worry about blog commenting (or visiting, even) - sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day to get everything internet done - just take care of YOU :)

Christine Altmiller said...

These are really sweet! I adore those smaller flowers and the style of the bigger one is really pretty.

Jane Galley said...

I love those little flowers

CeLynn said...

You are not alone in the not making it round to comment on blogs lately,I have been staying off the computer a lot lately. So not much commenting from me lately! Your latest beading adventure has turned out quite lovely,those flowers would also make nice matching earrings too.