Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sea Star necklace

When I first began beading (exactly two years ago!), I promised a good friend of mine that if I ever became any good at it, I would make her something. Two years is long enough, don't you think? I think I'm finally ready :)

She loves turquoise and she loves the sea, so I set about reinventing and revamping a starfish design from my Garland of Galatea necklace using delicas and size 15 seed beads.

Here is my offering to her, a Sea Star necklace in turquoise and copper (which, by the way, is my latest colourway obsession...):

I have recently learnt that an extender chain comes in very handy when you don't know a person's exact neck measurement! LOL

Detail of the starfish pendant:

And detail of the twisted herringbone rope...just because it looks pretty :)

I'm hoping to offer a free tutorial for my starfish design sometime this year...if I can convince my wonderful husband to buy me a Macbook and Photoshop *grin* Should I start a petition? *wink*

Thanks for looking and be well!


  1. That's beautiful! Lucky friend, I'll sign your petition, lol.

  2. Thank you Sarah! Fortunately I have a very supportive husband so he's all for getting a Macbook ;-)

  3. Hey Belinda,
    great work! I've been watching your blog for a while, and I'm glad you finally made to mine...
    Finally fellow beader in Australia.
    Hope we stay in touch.
    Keep up good work.

  4. Hi Joanna! It's really nice of you to drop by :-) I look forward to seeing your next creation ;-) Regards, Belinda

  5. Just stopping by to see what my favorite beading lady is up to and you certainly never disappoint! I'll sign that petition too, couldn't live without Photoshop. ;-)

  6. You're such a sweetie, Sharon! Thanks for dropping by, my dear friend :) I'm happy to say that my gorgeous and supportive husband bought me an iMac this week! *yay* I'm getting Illustrator and Photoshop too, so I'm excited at the possibilities that the new year will bring...tutorials, and hopefully, some selling. Watch this space! ;) -xo-

    Thank you so much, Agnieszka! I'm hoping to offer a free tutorial for my starfish in the near future :)

  7. Hi Belinda,
    As always your work is lovley. Please come by my blog to accept an award. For bringing Sunshine into my life.


  8. Thank you Nicole, my dear friend :) You always add a dash of sunshine to my life, and I'm glad I can do the same for you! B.

  9. Wish I was your friend! Your starfishies are magnificent. And my favorite colors, too.

    I'll be looking forward to your tutorial!

    Ruth Ann


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