Monday, September 30, 2013

Herringbone Weave Cuff with Brick Stitch Earrings

Finally, a use for those hex cut beads! I didn't realize that hex beads made the herringbone stitch stick out so well. I created a cuff using black hex cut beads, and it looks as though it's shimmering as the light dances off the multifaceted beads.  I have to say, I am so proud of this piece  

I also made my first brick stitch component, and did a brick stitch around a bead. I used one as a sort of closure for the cuff, and I decided to make more components for the earrings. No pattern followed here, just regular brick stitch and herringbone.

 I really wanted to make the earrings using a herringbone stitch, but since I wanted to increase/decrease the rows, I found that I needed to use brick stitch. So, the center of my earrings has 3 rows of herringbone stitch, and the rest tapers off each end using brick stitch, follow by the little component.

Here's the set, although the bracelet had a hard time standing up.

Just laid on a glass jar, to show the components.

I would love to get some feedback on these. I'm actually working on the choker for it right now. I'm thinking of putting a larger component in the center, and maybe have some picots or fringes on the front. I need to buy some ribbon ends/clamps, or whatever those things are called that are used on cuffs and chokers. 

Anyway, are these sellable (yes, I just made up that word)? Would you buy them? 

Ciao for now.



  1. Very beautiful set! I would call it gothic autumn (sorry for my British :)). For some reason when it comes to leaves (are those leaves on the earrings?) I always imagine fall. Although there are leaves in spring and summer as well.
    I think it's sellable. You would probably need better photos for this purpose.

  2. Thank you! :)

    I love that name! Gothic Autumn :D Yes, they are like leaves.

    Taking photos is so frustrating. Especially when cats want to see what you're doing and always photobomb lol.

    1. We should meet one day with your camera and I will teach your some photography :) And cats are always good! On any photo lol