Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Pick - The Beadin' Path Vintage Lucite Blogger Package

The other day I received a message from the lovely Heather DeSimone of The Beadin' Path asking me if I would like to "play" with some vintage Lucite beads and blog about them. Not only was I honored to be asked, but thrilled by the opportunity!

Yesterday, when I got home from work, there was a package waiting for me with a fabulous selection of Lucite beads in blues, grays, turquoise, and sea greens. I immediately had an idea for a three strand necklace using the sea greens and light gray ones.

Now, this is still an unfinished work in progress - I'll be fiddling with the design more over the weekend, plus working with the other sets, but here's the first pass.

I'm kind of thinking I'd rather have the inside strand on the outside, so I've ordered more of the light gray to make the strand long enough (plus a couple other strands that caught my eye).

So the "picks" from The Beadin' Path for the necklace above are

Vintage Lucite Muted Grey Moonglow Side Drilled Round Buttons 12mm (20 pc)
Vintage Lucite Matte Atlantic Green Blue Marbled 8mm Rounds (30pc)
Vintage Lucite Light Matte Marbled Atlantic Blue Oval 10x18mm (12 pc)
Swarovski Article 5301 4mm Bicone Beads Montana (72pc/pkg) (I'm not sure the color I used is Montana, it might be Caribbean or a Sapphire...)

The rest of the necklace materials came from my stash: silver Bali bead caps, 3mm silver round beads, 4mm silver mini-bead caps, your choice 49 strand beading wire - I used a rather thick gauge .61mm, and large link rolo chain - Beadalon silver plated Quick-Links in the picture above, but any silver chain would probably work fine.

Check back for more vintage Lucite design ideas with the Beadin' Path goodies this weekend!

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

Bookmark and Share


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's just gorgeous Dawno.

July 31, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

thank you! I think ver2 is going to be better - just impatiently waiting for new beads to arrive :-D

July 31, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

beautiful! now you have me curious to see the strand swap - post pics!!

July 31, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Soon as I get the new beads, I'll certainly post pics! Thanks for the kind words.

July 31, 2009 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I don't know how I missed this!! It is so cool, i love how you have placed the large round as a focal bead. too cool!

August 6, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Glad you came back and caught it! I'll be finishing it over the weekend and will post new pics.

August 6, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Bead Artists who Blog
Powered By Ringsurf