You wouldn't think there was this much shiny when dealing with darkness, would you?
I thought... well, why not try the other pattern I'd been wanting to. It worked out quite nicely! Along with my new LCD flat screen monitor that makes editing pictures so, much much easier. Hopefully the different can be seen.
1,264 beads, again. Half the panels use plain silver-lined beads and the other half using silver-lined opal-effect beads, again. Somehow I just can't consider this boring, though.
Well... I kinda didn't mean to make this. It was just a simple little pattern test that was going to get ripped apart at the end, after I made sure it would work and... it just kept going. Not that I'm complaining.
1,264 beads. Slightly larger than the delicas, so that was nice... but when I say slightly, I mean only very slightly. Still counts, though. And oh is it shiny, half the panels using plain silver-lined beads and the other half using silver-lined opal-effect beads. A little painful in direct light, but isn't that the price we pay for sparkly?
I had the beaded Heartless panel hanging around, trying to decide what to do with it. The decision became a little too easy when I was getting some new chain put away. I'm just a punk bitch at heart (or no heart)--I should have seen it coming.
So, bigger beads this time. That makes the process a lot less painful, but still time-consuming. As for the design itself, the Heartless symbol is incredibly subtle--depending on the lighting. Sometimes you may not even realize its there, but when the red beads catch the light, it's blazing. Seems about right to me.
You will click on the picture and you will appreciate this thing at full size. This is a do-over. I actually did this very design a long, long time ago when I was first curious about this "beading thing". I was proud at the time, sure, but the whole thing was such a mess. So, I finally did it over, simplifying the pattern just slightly, and I am completely happy with how it turned out. Whoot, I say. Whoot.
I love canon Demyx. And I adore OrgLIX Demyx. But there's a vicious little psychotic Demyx muse that will probably escape and commit acts of bad writing some day. Point being, I can't help but love that little rock star Nobody. Not to mention, his instrument amuses me for reasons that do not take too much imagination.
2,037 beads in total make up this cuff. I need to stop figuring the number of beads out, because it makes me cringe every time.
At last. I combined a beaded panel with a leather band and got a beaded cuff... while at the same time promoting my "little voice acting project", OrgLIX. It's either really sad or really brilliant but it took a really long time and a lot of work but I love it and I'm not selling it for it is mine. And I'm the only person I know with a wrist that skinny, so neener.
1,885 beads, by the way. That is how many were used to construct this single, tiny panel. I'm not sure I want to think about it much, either. But now I know what I'm capable of.
You would not believe how long and hard I worked to get the roses just right. But wow, did I learn... a lot more than I cared to. Heh. Sculpey roses over a silver-plated wire frame surrounding a lovely rose quartz sphere. And I am so happy with it... but I wish the pictures would do the iridescent pink highlights justice. Ah well.
This was done in the style of my Aeris pendant, and was something I'd been wanting to do for a long while. Finally got around to just before (the good) Anime USA, and now it belongs to the fabulous SchalaKitty (whose web site needs pimping, since geeky 8-bit cross-stitch is awesome) as very minor thanks for all of her help with the panels. We could not have one it without you... or Kadaj.
After the successful Shadow Portrait experiment, I wanted to try something a little simpler... and what better than a classic symbol of both magnificence and hilarity?
Made up of 213 glass beads individually woven together by hand, then backed in such a way as to make the panel itself sturdy but still flexible (so there are no hard edges).