Granny’s beads

29 Aug

My new passion for beading has its origins with an old garnet necklace of my late grandmother. The necklace was damaged and it was basically worn-out. So I had all these garnet beads laying around in a small box waiting for something to happen.

And something did really happen: one day last month, as I was shopping at my local market, I found at a stand some findings and components and I thought “why not give it a try?” And here is the result. Well, it shows all the signs of my inexperience, but that’s a start.

BTW the earings are made with some flat garnet beads I have been given by a colleague of mine: she had only 8/9 beads and she didn’t know what to do with them… but I did! 🙂

My Granny’s garnet beads and their new life


One Response to “Granny’s beads”


  1. Chan Luu wannabe « BlackFaceSheep - September 5, 2012

    […] my first attempt at a so called “Chan Luu” bracelet. Again I used some beads of my Granny’s old garnet necklace but because of that the process has been a bit tricky since the beads are quite old and the […]

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