My new favorite. Made with amethyst, crystals, Japanese seed beads and finished with a vintage button.
very nice - would like to wear that one!
this is really lovely it is something that I would like to try and create would you mind sharing as how you made it.
I found the pattern in Beadwork Magazine. it is from Aug 2010 and it is the "best of step by step beads" edition. The pattern is called Crystal Helix by Barbara Falkowitz. I have made this pattern several times now and keep putting my own twist on it. I've changed the size of the beads, and this one I did a criss-cross stitch across the top of the pattern.
Maybe I'm partial (it is my birthstone), but I think this is stunning!!
Thx Jamberrysong! I've had a lot of fun with this pattern. I've mixed the colors, the size of the beads, and the variations in the cross over stitch. Who knew one pattern could create so many different looks!