Friday, 1 February 2013

Valentine's soutache

Hi my lovely beading people :)

How are you all doing today? It's cold and rainy here in the Netherlands. Perfect beading weather! My dear friend Gianna introduced me to soutache. So if you heard some loud swearing a few weeks ago, that might have been me haha. The needle and the inside of my finger met a couple of times, my thread came apart, my stone fel out of my beadwork and it go's on like that. So you might understand that after my first soutache piece, I never wanted to work with soutache ever again!

But then I started to work with the other more shiny threas I had. And that was so much better! So after my brown/gold one I made this pair of earrings;

I found them to be much better then the bracelet. The materials was very soft and my needle glide trough the middle as if it was butter! So I made a second project;

This time a pendant. I thought it was easier to make 1 good project as a beginner, because in this way you don't have to make 2 the same pieces to make it look good. But when I was half way, my rivoli fell out of my bead work :S. My soutache was damaged on one side. But I remembered that somebody made a tutorial on how to glue on your soutache. So I thought, lets give that a try and maybe safe my soutache this way?! That was succesful! After this one I decided to make my first Valentine's Day soutache pendant!

I think this is a romantic piece with the roses and the hearts :) I made this one in to a tutorial. You can check it out on my youtube channel if you like.

Have a lovely beading week!
Greetings HoneyBeads