Sari Silk Wrapped Beads

Sari Silk Beads on Leather Cord NecklaceMore sari silk love here on the ol’ blog!

This is a project I did on PBS television’s Beads, Baubles and Jewels last December.  Time really does fly!  It is based off a project in my book, Necklaceology.DIY Sari Silk NecklaceBasically, you wrap big macrame beads with sari silk and then embellish them with stitchery and tiny seed beads.  You’ll need a tapestry needle to thread the silk ribbon through.  The needle will run through the center of the bead and around and round.  Put a little glue inside the bead to keep the ribbon from unraveling.Sari Silk Wrapped Beads with LeatherYou can use the tapestry needle for the leather too.  I’m using Beadalon’s Indian leather and spacer beads here.Sari Silk Wrapped BeadsHere’s a link the the Beads, Baubles and Jewels page with the project, photos, and instructions.

necklaceology 2If you’re curious about Necklaceology, may I invite you to take a peek here?

Let’s here it for the weekend already!!

Wishing you a good one!

Journal project…


This is a project I designed for the John Bead Corp to be shown on Beads, Baubles and Jewels.  It's one of my favorite things.  I'm a little anxious about writing in it, but I will because life's too short to worry about scribbling on a page and burning pretty candles for that matter.  You can find the instructions here.  I'm not sure if Hobby Lobby still has the leather journals, but any journal loves flat back crystals.  Promise.

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