Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Bee for Barbara

I was asked to make a neckpiece for my friend Barbara.   She is very creative and sells her wares at the local shows.  I met her at a local show and she purchased a few pieces from me for herself and for gifts.  She wanted a piece that had a bumble bee on it designed in black and yellow. Of course I said that I would make this piece for her.  I thought it would be easy since a bumble bee is fairly simple... hmmmm... I made at least 15 bees before I was happy with one... each one a little different.  It wasn't so easy!  The first ones were just too big like they were from another world.  The others just didn't look right.  Hard to explain.  I wanted it to be cute but not too cutesy if that makes sense. So today I finally put the neckpiece together.


I think the bee is cute... but still not too cutesy!



I made yellow and black striped beads to wrap around the yarn covered rope.  They aren't bees but kind of look like bees.  I also made a clasp with a yellow and black striped bead. 

So this piece is not something usual for me to do but I enjoyed doing it.  Getting out of my box is a good thing!  Speaking of getting out of my box... the Bead Soup Blog Party reveal day is coming soon!  February 26th. Again something different for me but I really had fun making it and my Friday Bead Friends love it! Check back on the 26th and I will have a list of all 210 Bead Soup Blog Party participants with their links so you can see what everyone did!

6 comments:

  1. Not only is the bee great, but the rest of the necklace is awesome! Great job!

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  2. I love it! The antennaes are so neat! ~Val

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  3. I'm so excited about tomorrow! Can't wait to see what you did. :3

    This necklace is adorable, by the way. I've been looking at your recent pictures of work with fiber elements, and it all looks fantastic! This is my favorite, though. I love the color combination. Very cute! ^__^

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