Friday, March 25, 2016

ABS February continued...

My hand made paper beads finally came! What a disappointment though. I will now remember to read the fine print that tells the size of beads! I thought I was getting 1.5 inch beads when instead they are 1.5 cm beads! Ugh! Metric system = European. Italy = in Europe. Duh! I should have known better!
Remember, here is the Art Bead Scene Blog: February Monthly Challenge Recap
Here is the cover of Vogue from 1920's. Plenty of Art Deco and Roaring 20's inspiration!

I worked with the tiny beads and made this fun flapperesque roaring 20's necklace. I used the handmade rolled beads and the handmade pendant. The navy bow tie shape are vintage lucite beads from Allegory Gallery. I found some small bicones both wooden and Swarovski crystal in my stash. The red rounds are ceramic from Michael's. The other small blue druks and rondells are also from Allegory Gallery.


  1. I too have often fallen prey to misunderstanding the size of beads... ending up with either GIANT or tiny beads. Glad that I'm not the only one! ;) They may not have been what you were expecting, but you totally made it work! What a cute and really fun design!

  2. I love what you did with this! I think that if you had just had the paper beads it would have felt a bit flat. This way you had to incorporate those fab bowtie beads. I love it! That flapper is perfect and I am so happy that you persevered with the inspiration even after the fact! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

  3. Don't you love the 1920's look? I think you nailed it with the fun geometric combination of beads. And wow, those are the tiniest paper beads I've ever seen!