Friday, 17 July 2015

Kheops necklace

Wonderful mum and I did a great workshop at The Bead Shop, Nottingham a couple of weeks ago.  It was beadweaving using the new Kheops par Puca beads.  I didn't think to take a close-up of one of the beads, but they are a triangle shape with two holes.  We paired them with Superduos to make this lovely necklace.


I can't take credit for the colour scheme, I stole it straight out of the workshop leaders, Steph's, sample.  I used teal Kheops and purple Superduos with black seed beads.


I've been playing around with photography again and tried some photos in full sun and some in shadow to see which would be better.  I've used a selection here and I'm still not sure!  When I win the lottery I'm going to get a photographer.  And a housekeeper.  And a handy man.  


I made this necklace to go with the many navy tops I own as navy beads are really difficult, if not impossible, to come by.  I love this necklace and plan to make another with a different colour scheme.

17 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Wendy, your necklace is gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Wendy
That is a lovely design using beautiful colours and shapes of beads. No wonder you are going to make more...
Best wishes
Ellie

Rachel said...

I'd certainly get a housekeeper if I won the lottery, but as I don't even enter it, it will be a long time coming!

The necklace has turned out beautifully, and there is a lot of potential for different effects. I'd like to see whatever other colour schemes you come up with, too.

Sandra :) said...

I like how your colour scheme was *inspired by* Steph's project - that's a gorgeous necklace! There's a whole new language involved in beading, I think - Kheops par Puca and Superduos - OH MY! ;)

Una said...

That necklace is amazing. You learned a very useful skill that day.

Bonnie said...

WOW! That is a gorgeous necklace. You've done a wonderful job. I must say it looks more turquoise and black to me -- must be my computer screen.

Cath said...

Dark beads, particularly black beads are very hard to photograph. I try varying the background to see what works. I think sometimes using a white background causes the darker colours to saturate but I'm no expert. Love this necklace and it's nicely worked. There's so many interesting shapes of beads now.

Sharon - creativity and family said...

That is so beautiful and professional looking, absolutely gorgeous. x

Jane Galley said...

very pretty

margaret said...

this is a very pretty piece of jewellery, would be nice if you had a bracelet to match and then maybe earrings, just a thought!

ukcitycrafter said...

I think you've excelled yourself with this creation, it's just lovely.

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely necklace Wendy. looks complicated.

Flickenstichlerin said...

This looks so difficult, excellent work, what a wonderful necklace.
I love it.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Sarah in Stitches said...

LOVE how the colors look together! Great job :D

Christine Altmiller said...

i inadvertently went on blog hiatus, but had to break the silence to tell you that this is sensational! gorgeous and wearable!!! more more more!

Janine said...

Your necklace is beautiful :) I could do with a photographer and handyman too :D

Deepa Balagopal said...

Beautiful!! Have you ever considered setting up a store for selling your creations? You should.