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 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”

10 Responses to Gallery – Bead Embroidery and Rivolis

  • JR says:

    😛 Love your site I stumbled on. I’m also an addicted bead embroiderer and if you were close by, it would be great to get together for lunch. I’m in central Florida. You’re probably Miami, right?
    Love your pages and your work. Beautiful. Just wanted to say hi, Judy

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Judy! Yes, I am much closer to Miami than to Orlando, or I’d take you up on it. 🙂

  • Pam Enriquez says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your incredible work it is like CANDY for the eyes. I now have saved up and bought all the materials to start trying to make the sibori cuffs! Wish I would have found you 1st could have bought every thing you! I’m on disability (6 neck and back surgeries in the last year!) With my money situation now have to try to save to buy the directions from you…can’t wait its about the only thing I can do in bed…and no printer either…one of these days soon! keep on BEADING girl! Pam

    • admin says:

      Thanks so very much for your kind words! Sorry to hear about your health (you’ve definitely got me beat on surgeries in the past year), but beading is something that can take your mind off things. Or sometimes it’s enough to look at pretty things. So my thoughts are with you, that you start feeling better.

  • Anna says:

    I love your Shibori bracelets. Do you have any patterns using the shibori ribbons and embroidery. If so, please let me know so that I can order. Thanks.

    I bought your Intro to Embroidery. and I really like.

    Take care.

    • admin says:

      Hi! I’m actually writing up some information on patterns using Shibori ribbon; I hope it will be done before Summer (crossing fingers and toes!). 🙂 I am glad you like the Intro book — thanks for the feedback!

  • Patty Smith says:

    The bead embroidery and rivolis took my breath away…..BEAUTIFUL!! I’m using your beginning tutorials to get started making bracelets. I just want to make simple bracelets for myself and I’ve found your tutorial on How to Use Crimps, Crimp Covers and Guardians just what I need to get started. The video is simple, straight forward and easy to understand with good close-ups. Thank you.

    • admin says:

      Hi Patty,

      Thank you for your kind words! I am glad that you are enjoying the videos, and I hope you also enjoy the ones I have coming up as well. 🙂

      Happy Beading!

      Gail

  • Anna Gaskins says:

    Did you ever do the pattern for the Shibori bracelets. If so could you let me know how to order it from you. Thanks

    Is there a video also.

    • admin says:

      Hi Anna — I am still in the process of working on the tutorial, as I’ve also been experimenting with other kinds of silk. 🙂 Thanks for reminding me I need to get back to work on the Shibori tut!

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