Gallery – Bead Embroidery and Rivolis

One of my favorite beading techniques is bead embroidery.  I also love working with rivolis — I mean, a girl just has to have some bling in her life, right?  So to give you some ideas, here are photos of some of my work.

I bought a grab bag when I was at a beading class with my idol, Sherry Serafini. I challenged myself to make something using what was in the grab bag. I did add the daggers and chain, but the cabs, all the beads larger than size 15 seed beads were from the grab bag.

 

I have a ton of shells and wanted to do something with them. Bead embroidery with tiny pearls seemed to be appropriate!

 

I call this one "Royalty" because to me, it's something a fairy-tale princess would wear. :)

I call this one “Royalty” because to me, it’s something a fairy-tale princess would wear. 🙂

 

Another shibori bracelet! This one has a more curved shape.

Another shibori bracelet! This one has a more curved shape.

 

This was my first Shibori bracelet that I ever made -- I had so much fun with it!

This was my first Shibori bracelet that I ever made — I had so much fun with it!

 

There really isn't any of the namesake gem in this bead embroidery bracelet, but "Aquamarine" has the feeling of an undersea kingdom.

There really isn’t any of the namesake gem in this bead embroidery bracelet, but “Aquamarine” has the feeling of an undersea kingdom.

Shades of gray make up "Whispers in the Moonlight". While there are colors othern than gray, this has a very neutral look and feel. The shibori silk adds plenty of interest as well!

Shades of gray make up “Whispers in the Moonlight”. While there are colors othern than gray, this has a very neutral look and feel. The shibori silk adds plenty of interest as well!

Born in March 2013, this cuff bracelet became "Spring's Blossoms".

Born in March 2013, this cuff bracelet became “Spring’s Blossoms”.

With the sunrise colors in this bead embroidery cuff, the name had to reflect that. Thus came the name, "Aurora's Jewels".

With the sunrise colors in this bead embroidery cuff, the name had to reflect that. Thus came the name, “Aurora’s Jewels”.

Bead Embroidery Bracelet - Where's the Party?

Bead Embroidery Bracelet – “Where’s the Party?”

This was the project I made in Sabine Lippert’s class for the “Blossom Bezel”. It turned out nice, if I say so myself! This is a really big piece — almost covers the palm of my hand!

 

“Harlequin’s Romance” Bracelet.

Bead Embroidery Earrings – “Eventide”

Bead Embroidery with Rivoli — “Esmerelda”

Earrings, Untitled (at the moment)

Bead Embroidery Earrings — “Copper Nights”

 

There’s a lot of bling when you see this bead embroidery pendant up close!  (Click the photo and see what I mean.)

A Bounty of Rivoli Pendants

Two Bead Embroidery Bracelets (Tutorial Available)

Bead Embroidery Clasp on a Freeform Peyote Bracelet

Bead Embroidery with Fringework

Freeform-ish Bead Embroidery Pendant

Bead Embroidery Earrings, “What a Web We Weave”

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