For some reason, I felt like weaving beads last week. I took out my boxes of Swarovski 6301 bicone pendants and got to work. Do these look like 3D star or crystal balls?
The bicone pendant comes in 2 sizes in about 20 colors. I made some solid color ones in both sizes. The one in the back is a special color called Rose Satin. It's a sophisticated pink.
This big green one is Peridot Satin. The big ones are about 30mm wide. The small ones are about 20mm wide.
I made a bunch thinking and I think I will make some into phone charms and some into necklaces. I am thinking about earrings too, but I wonder if they will be too big?
When I tried to make the necklace, I realized that the chain will be more secure if I weave it into the bead. Dangit. All the completed crystal balls will have to be made into earrings or phone charms!
I paired the crystal ball with a delicate, but strong diamond cut sterling silver rollo chain. It's just as sparkly as the crystal ball itself!
I wish they have more colors for the bicone pendants though. They only have jonquil but I want light topaz to make one for myself! I may just have to settle for jonquil though. This is the first item for Happy Cloud Moments for 2011! I hope it does well!