Wednesday, March 31, 2010



Today at our beading club my sweet friend Rose came in with a necklace box.  Inside the box was the most incredible necklace.  She has been working on this all week and the ladies at the club were raving about her necklace.  Last year, Ronna Sarvas Weltman put out a book called "ANCIENT MODERN".  In the book was a necklace called "Serendipity's Sister".  It's made of polymer clay and it has textures and color and each bead has a place of it's own.  This is the book and this is a picture of the original necklace:

WELL, Rose came in with her necklace and I have to tell you, IT'S INCREDIBLE.

Here's Rose's Necklace:

Click on this picture to get a larger view of these beautiful beads and the incredible wire beads that she made to go in between.  Now, check out the clasp she made for this necklace:

Is that clever or what?  Wouldn't you like to hold this necklace?  The beads are so smooth and they feel so nice.  I guess I'm her number one fan and the president of her fan club.  Can't you tell??
Please send comments so I can pass them on to her.  If you could see this in person, you would be amazed.


Three years ago a friend taught me how to bead crochet.  I have been crocheting since I was 5.  I thought this would be a snap.  HA.  Didn't like it three years ago and said I would never do it again but all the women at bead club are doing it and it looked really easy so I thought maybe some new, easy method popped up since I last did it so I bought a big bag full of Tuff Cord and I strung 40 inches of beads.  Took 3 people to figure out how to start it so I could understand.  They all do it a different way.  Finally got someone to start it and show me how.  It's now 8 hours later and I have exactly 4 inches done.  I'm not stopping till I get good at this.  I even watched a lady on youtube do it.  This is what I've done so far:

It's really pretty but I have to make sure the beads are going the right way.  I'm sure by the time I'm 75 I'll get this figured out.


My sister left yesterday after 8 days of going, going, going.  We noticed how quiet it is here.  Even the cat has been looking for her in the guest bedroom.  We had a lot of fun and got to do many things I normally wouldn't do.  She did finish a set of wire wrapped cheese things so I gave her some of my extra jewelry tools like round nosed pliers, nippers and flat nose pliers.  I also gave her some 20 gauge wire and some beads to take home with her.  She snuck some lemons in her suitcase and the food chopper we bought at Bed, Bath and Beyond.  My husband is still laughing.  He always tells his friends he's "going on a pleasure trip" when he takes my family back to the airport to leave.  Ha ha ha.  Anyway here is the set she finished:

I know this is pretty wordy tonight.  I think it's because I'm tired.

Back to the bead crocheting, I'm going to conquer this.


Rose said...

Bonnie you are the best friend ever. Ronna Sarvas Weltman's book is incredable I am going to work on another one of her projects. She will be comming out with a DVD in April. Ronna is a wonderful artist if are not familier with her work go to her web site
I can't wait to see what your crochet peice will be I know you are going to incorporate one of your beauitful polymer peices with it.

Melobeau said...

Rose, Beautiful necklace!!! Sort of the like a sampler of the best of the best.....and so nicely finished off

Bonnie, Glad that you are getting back into bead crocheting again. Hope it get's easier.

Sounds like you and your sis had a great time and from the looks of her beading I'm guessing you both share the creativity gene.

Anonymous said...

Stunning necklace, Rose...bring it to the guild next time! I especially like what you did with the coiled wire. Just beautiful! I wish I could crochet beads...looks like you have to have a lot of patience which I am not sure I your creation when your done. Your sister did a marvelous job with the wirewrapping and she sounds like a lot of fun...just like you!