New Tricks – Bezel Rivoli

A flower loosely based of Vezsuzsi’s Deron flower pendant.

Now Bezel has been around for some time now but it is the first time I have gotten around to trying my hand at it. With the help of youtube tutorials and a pattern I had brought some time ago I soon had this trick down pat, even if I’m still working on the flowers to my own satisfaction. It can be said that I already have a full plate but after a trip to Sarina last week and finding my new fave shop it was pointed out to me that Brooches are selling well and for a decent price.

Jewellery is not my fave thing to create but brooches are an interesting fashion accessory that can be a unique artistic expression in a way that other jewellery can’t be no matter how artistic. At any rate I figured it was about time a learnt how to bezel and start incorporating more techniques into my work. Don’t get me wrong I will still be making items with only one or two techniques but I also want to branch out a bit and explore more of what is possible with beadwork. it can be frustrating getting all the types of beads in all the right colours though and I only have limited supplies of anything other than Delicas, so it could be a while before any large works with extra bead types and gems are underway.

But thanks to Allie Buchman and Potomacbeads on Youtube I can now bezel a rivoli and Suzsanna Veres of BeadsbyVezsuzsi I can turn them into flowers, even if I am rather notable for not sticking to a pattern as fantastic as it is. Even If I don’t end up selling brooches it had been en enriching experience and has made me think about where I am going. Maybe I should think seriously about doing a jewellery design course as one lady told me today. Or maybe I just need to work harder on making art. Who knows for sure. not me.

Well all the cats are in bed as far as I know and I’m going to head off to, night.


Published by Louise

Hey there, most people call me Lou and I am a passionate dreamer and creator of funky beaded creations. I dream of having my creations featured in galleries and am working to make that dream a reality. When I am not working or creating I am spending time with family and friends, reading or watching movies.

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