These bright and shiny mesh beads are made from a square (yes, a square - if you've taken a class with me, you'll know the secret!) of wire crochet. They're very similar to the commercial wire beads except that they are hollow and thus a little lighter in weight. They make great earrings for gals who like bling but without the painful lobes, and zingy choker necklaces that sit daintily on the collarbones. These beads look best when paired with contrasting shapes or textures, like the smooth blue glass in the pciture above.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011