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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Gemstone and Metal Blog Hop Sneak Peek #1

I am signed up to participate in another of Lisa Lodge's challenges. This one combines gemstones with metal. I received a kit with various shaped beads of jasper and silver tone metal beads and findings.
My whole kit from Lisa
Silver toned beads and findings
Jasper beads - rounds, faceted flat squares and rectangles
I wanted to combine the metal flower beads with the faceted squares. Normally with gemstones I tend to do more basic stringing designs. But I decided to use the very first bead weaving technique I learn, netting. Use the basics of netting from Maria Rypan's Netting Primer I have started a collar.

Finding just the right colour for the netting was a challenge as I tried to use what was in my stash. Here is a quick picture of the beads and one end finished with an extender chain.
In progress
Come back on July 19 to see the finished design and other pieces created with the kit.

Happy Beading!


  1. Oh, Boy! Your design is going to be awesome - can't wait to see the finished product!

    1. Thanks Lisa! Started working on other designs.

  2. I'm participating in the metal/gemstone hop as well! can't wait to see what you come up with....I got some beautiful blue sodalite