Saturday, 23 October 2010

Necklace 2-in-1

One more simple necklace made out of two separate cords.

Materials: Matsuno seed beads #11
Silver plated clamp

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Lariat for the winner

As Alena already received her surprise I can show you what she's got.

This lariat became a present from me to Alena who was lucky and won this blog-candy a month ago.

Materials: Matsuno seed beads #8
Length: 175 cm

Similar lariat is available for sale in my etsy shop

Thursday, 1 July 2010

And the winner is.....

1. Natalija
2. Оля
3. Оксинья
4. Вишенка
5. lenal
6. Нисса
7. ШокоЛапка
8. Ukka
9. Увлеченная
10. Vasilinka
11. Alena
12. HappyBlondy
13. Svetalilu

Congratulations to ALENA

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Blog candy!

There is no particular reason for this candy.

I would love to make a lariat for a lucky winner. The length(up to 200cm), colour and/or pattern the winner will choose on their own. Visit my Etsy shop for some ideas.

If you wish to try your luck leave a comment to this post and create a post to this blog candy in your own blog. I will select the winner on 1st of July, midday, London time.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Lariat 'Autumn leaves'

This bead soup is called 'autumn leaves'. The colors are just like trees in autumn that's why I decided to make tassels looking like leaves.

Materials: matsuno seed beads #8
Length: 175cm (68 inch)
Weight: about 100g

Sunday, 30 May 2010


Beadweaving on the loom is my favourite at the moment. Here I've created a strap for security card. I think it's a great idea to have your fob on a beaded strap and not a borring shoe-lace looking thing.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Beading on a loom

Recently I've bought a new book about loom beading. I could not wait to start something. I had some Delica beads left after one of the cross-stitch projects I've completed. As you my know Delica beads are uniformed and of a very good quality. You do not need to spend time culling.

Using pin loom is a great idea for tiny projects and you can use mashine embroidery thread.

Here is what I made out of my bead leftovers.
I enjoyed working with delica beads on the loom. Most probably I will do it again soon!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Minerva spiral lariat

I love this type of beadweaving.

It is 120 cm long. The coil is tight enough to create a simple twisted fastening that will hold together.

This lariat is for sale in my Etsy shop

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Necklace with real stone.

A few days ago we went to Kent to fetch my hubby's new guitar. We were too close to the see not to wisit it. The weather was beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky. Walking along the beach covered with pebbles I've found couple of stones with holes. The water drilled those holes.

This necklace uses one of the stones I've found as a focal.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


3b, 1AB, 3w, 1c,
1b, 3AB, 1w, 3c,
2b, 2AB, 2w, 2c

b - black, AB - crystals AB, w - white, c - clear crystal. 8 beads in a row.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Black lariat

This is another lariat i've just made. This time it is black and has some clear crystal belts.

Material: Matsuno seed beads #8

Pattern: string 40cm of black beads and 8 clear crystal.(it has 4 beads in a row)

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Matsuno seed beads table

Here I would like to show all available seed beads colours. Colours in this table is are available to the custommers. There is no particular order of the colours here. I use these beads in my bead weaving projects.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

First sale on Etsy - lariat

I have a reason to celebrate - I sold the first item in my Etsy shop.

This lariat was a custom order from a lady who liked my dark berry lariat. She wanted her lariat to be made of crystal clear beads.

I had to be sure the beads are right. On the photo to the right you can see the difference between clear crystals and crystals with AB coating. I even used invisible thread to keep crystal beads as clear as possible.