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Round and RAW!

Mar 17, 2010
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After reading Jean Campbell's Beading Daily blog post, I figured I could show some of my work which incorporates the two. I've been beading since I was very young - but wire is a siren song to me. I choose to meld the two in my work - it keeps me very happy!

These two little lovelies have their roots in RAW stitch - but go on from there to also incorporate textile techniques ( I designed and created patterns for knitwear for many years) All cold connections, hollow, sterling and Swarovski. I'll probably LOS the larger bead, too - but it is nice to see it shiny!  I've included my plier tips in the pic for scale.

I'm going to echo Jean - how do you incorporate metal into your beadwork designs? Or Beadwork into your metal designs? :^) I wanna see!!!!!!

Perri Jackson

Shaktipaj Designs

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joyful17 wrote
on Mar 22, 2010 9:49 PM

What beautiful work and what beautiful beads!! You are a master at what you do.

Thanks for sharing


sbrut wrote
on Mar 25, 2010 8:44 PM

Wow. Yupp. That's exactly the word I need. WOW!

Dana C2 wrote
on Mar 29, 2010 1:15 PM

These are gorgeous.  I agree with Sbrut - WOW!

JanineB@7 wrote
on May 13, 2010 12:14 PM

Absolutely STUNNING !!!!!!!

Do you sell your beads or use them in your designs that you sell. It took my breath away when I viewed them.


Shaktipaj wrote
on Mar 18, 2011 6:25 PM

I am so sorry! I wrote this post so long ago and really, truly didn't get any notices about the comments. I have changed emails - probably got lost in the aether.


My thanks to each and every one of you!!! I do appreciate it. These two lovlies went into the necklace 'Starry Night in Monet's Garden'  and won 3rd Place in the Bead & Button Bead Dreams 2010 wirework category. Along with 3 others.....yes, I worked my fingers numb, LOL

Thanks again!

Perri Jackson