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Artbeads Swarovski Rivoli Crystal Vitrail Light Pendant  

I'm sooo excited, I can't even wait until I have finished to show you all. I LOVE to bezel set beads!!!!

When I received this gorgeous 14mm Swarovski Rivoli Crystal Vitrail Light, my first thought was to make a ring. I new exactly what color seed beads I was going to use!

I got so excited that I kept beading and adding more and more rows and thought that it would look nicer as a pendant. I love my last row, it's made with Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads. They are one of my all time favorite beads. is the perfect place to get the rivoli and the Bicones beads, they have a great selection of Swarovski Crystals! They supplied me with a large selection of Swarovski Crystals!

I even love the way the back of the pendant looks!! This is going to be really hard to sell this pendant!!
This is why it's not finished. I'm really slow at making a herring bone necklace. It took me a couple hours to get just 3".

Then I thought that I made the necklace to wide and started a different necklace. I think I'm going to stick the the second one I started.

I want to thank for all these amazilngly brilliant Swarovski Crystal. I can't wait to bezel set more Swarovski Crystal, I LOVE it!!!

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I entered the Use The Muse II beading Contest  

Know that the "Use the Muse II" contest is over and the Muse is reveled. I can show you what I made.

Here is "Oceanography"

My piece is inspired by the ocean! A vintage Swarovski Crystal Rivoli is added to the Muse and bezel set in the center. I connected it with a star fish like design on the back of the Muse to the bezel around the Muse, for a little more interest. The 6 circles that make up the sides of my bracelet are made with a circular brick stitch. I then placed them in a wave like pattern. One end of the clasp is a flat circle peyote stitch and the toggle end is a circular peyote tube with Swarovski Crystals.

Even thought I didn't place or win I had such a great time making it and using my imagination. In fact I enjoyed it so much I have decided to enter the "Use the Muse III" contest. I just purchased my kit and can't wait to get it and start beading away.

I have chosen not to sell my bracelet but to keep it for myself. I think I will be keeping the creation from the next "Use the Muse" contest. This is the only way I can wear my own jewelry. I never seem to find the time to make myself one of my own bracelets.

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Lampwork Beads  

Wow, it really has been a long time since I have had a new blog post.

A couple months ago I took my first lampwork beading class and I am completely in LOVE with it. I love everything about it. The only thing is that I don't have the room in my small apartment for a set up. So, I guess I will have to keep taking classes to keep making more beads.

I really do need a lot of practice!! Here are some of my first attempts at lampworking!

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