If you know me, you know I’m not much of a blog hop person. I love the hopping but don’t get into the doing so much…..so I’m quite shocked at myself that I entered one! Big thanks to the hostess, my friend Diana Ptaszynski!
It’s a fair assessment to say that waxed linen is a staple for me. In fact, I would say I use it in about 75% of all my designs. I love the feel it lends to my particular style. I love it’s durability and I love the feel and flexibility it lends to pieces. I first learned about it when I used to do quite of bit of book binding, because my favorite bookbinding stitch uses it quite often. When I began making jewelry it was like a whole different world opened up with its use! In fact, the very first necklace I ever sold on Etsy years ago was with waxed linen!
This is the very first piece of jewelry I ever sold! Strung with waxed linen!
For the blog hop, I’ve really been wanting to figure out a way to use these African Vulcanite beads I picked up awhile back. I haven’t been able to work them into the right design quite yet….to be honest, they are testing my patience….I’ve ripped apart just about everything I’ve made with them so far! I really like the way this necklace came together but now the seeds beads are annoying me in this piece, so it may yet get a redo!
I wanted something simple and light and wearable for everyday that I could also layer with longer pieces….I’m all about long pieces these days…..so I used a petite feather charm from Green Girl Studios…On the back it says, “To thine own self be true”….. I spaced the vulcanite sections….They have a tendency not to be very flexible if you put too many together.
Then I added 6/0 picasso finished czech beads and some brass cubes for the shorter section. It’s okay, but I think I’ll be reworking that strand soon.
One of my favorite things about waxed linen is finishing it off and adding little dangles using the tail! I love switching them up and I think it add just a little something extra!
Have fun hopping!
Susan Kennedy http://www.suebeads.blogspot.
Linda Landig http://lindalandig.wordpress.
Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Jenny Davies-Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/
Sandy Huntress http://keepsakecrafts.net
Kay Thomerson http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.
Sarajo Wentling http://sjdesignsjewelry.
Ann Schroeder http://www.beadlove.wordpress.
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.
Blanca Medina http://www.peru-medesigns.com
Cheryl Brown http://www.dragonflybeads.ca
Lori Bowring Michaud http://www.artfullyornamental.
Kelly Morgan http://www.
Barbara Bechtel http://secondsurf.com <<<<<——-YOU ARE HERE!
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.
Janet Bocciardi http://www.honeyfromthebee.com
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.
Lesley Watt http://www.
Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.
Michelle McCarthy http://www.
Cynthia Deis http://shinylittlethings.
Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.
Linda Younkman http://www.lindysdesigns.
Sandi Volpe http://www.sandivolpe.com
Toltec Jewels http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.
Michelle Mach http://www.michellemach.com/
Jen Cameron http://www.glassaddictions.
Dorothy Winchell http://www.winchell-clayworks.
Darlene Mansue http://www.d7studioblog.