Bead Embroidery Necklaces http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/ Bead Embroidery Necklaces K'taqamkuk "Big Land' One of a kind custom piece. Currently available at Devon House Crafts Center, St. John's, NL. Bead Embroidered Precious Metal Clay Eight Point Star Medallion with Spiral Herringbone Chain & Twisted Fringe. This stunning piece was inspired from a traditional symbol of my Mi'kmaq Culture. The eight point star is a revision of the seven pointed star that represents the original seven districts of the Mi'kmaq Nation which later became eight districts with the addition of KTaqamkuk (Newfoundland - The Big Shore) The handmade precious metal clay focal piece was made by me at a PMC (precious metal clay) workshop that I did with Shannon Kennedy in March 2009. The silver focal piece is encased in glass seed beads then surrounded by bead embroidery in a traditional pattern with complimentary colours. The pendant is backed with leather and is embellished with twisted fringe and a beaded bail. The spiral herringbone chain is finished with black fire polished Czech crystals and a beaded toggle. For those of you who are not familiar with PMC here is more information: It is an exciting material developed and patented in the 1990s by Mitsubishi Materials of Japan. It is microscopic particles of silver that are mixed with a binder to create a material that feels and has the working properties of modeling clay. Using basic tools, the clay is easily given shape, texture, and character. After air-drying, the pieces are then fired and the binding unit burns off leaving behind fully metallic object. Fired PMC work can be polished, soldered, enameled, and enjoyed like any other silver item. PMC is .999 pure silver. Bead colours: black, red, white, matte turquoise, galvanized silver. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263370 63263370 Bead Embroidered Chalcedony Cabochon Necklace Bead Embroidered Pendant/Necklace with cobalt blue chalcedony focal faceted cabochon. Beaded with size 15 white matte seeds and size 13 1-cut charlottes (some tiny 18's or 20's in the peyote stitch around the stone). Embellished with Czech fire polished beads! http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118388997 118388997 Bead Embroidered River Stone Pendant Beaded in size 11 Miyuki seed beads, with embellishments in 6mm and 4mm glass flowers and round beads. Encased with peyote stitch the beaded river stone is the focal point of this necklace. Currently available at the Devon House in St. John's Newfoundland. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263658 63263658 close up of the River Stone Necklace http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263655 63263655 Bead Embroidered Adventurine Cabochon Pendant This beaded pendant is embellished with lush branch fringe and finished with a beaded bail. Very simple chaing finisheds off the piece. Currently available, contact me if your interested in this piece. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263657 63263657 Tufted Moosehair Necklace This bead embroidery necklace is sure to be the topic of discussion. The tufted moose hair section is focal point of the necklace and is encased in size 11 & size 15 miyuki glass seed beads. The long fringe completes the pendant with gorgeous Red Bay Labrador Porcupine Quills and Czech fire polished crystals. A twisted braided chain with fire polished crystals and a 14kt gold filled clasp finish the piece. Available at the Beothuk Interpretation Center Craft Shop http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63321329 63321329 Bead Embroidered Turquoise Nugget Beautifully beaded in vibrant turquoise, black and white. The nugget really pops on this gorgeous pendant. Finished with looped frings with glass beads and beaded bail. The necklace is completed with a spiral rope chain with speckled design and beaded toggle. Currently available, contact me. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263744 63263744 Beaded Riverstone Pendant with Herringbone Chain This beaded embroidered pendant with spiral herringbone chain is very simplistic but absolute gorgeous. The beaded bail and herringbone chain keep the design simple but yet unique. Available at the Devon House, St. John's, NL, Canada http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263659 63263659 Gawiei (made with quills) One of a kind custom piece. Currently available at Devon House Crafts Center, St. John's, NL. Embroidered Beaded Pendant with Red Bay Labrador Quills. This lovely flower pendant with quilled pedals are simply stunning. Backed with leather and quill fringing. Denim blue size 11 seed beads with 4mm lapis bead embellishment. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263656 63263656 Aurora This stunning necklace's focal bead is a large labradorite cabochon. Gorgeous with its flashes of blue and gold it is simply stunning. Beaded in complimentary colours of blue and lime with metallic blue embellishment beads. The Labradorite Legend An Inuit legend recalls a time when the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) became imprisoned in the rocks of Labrador. An Inuit Shaman saw the lights and struck the earth with his spear and freed them. However some of the lights remained trapped within the stone thus giving us the beautiful mineral known as Labradorite http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263373 63263373 Aurora Bead Embroidered Labradorite Cabochon Necklace with Spiral Herringbone Ribbon Chain & Twisted Fringe. This gorgeous piece of labradorite with its flashes of gold and multiple shades of blue is the focal point for this gorgeous necklace. The cabochon is encased with miyuki glass seed beads within a bead embroidered pendant surrounded by a traditional geometric pattern. The luscious blues, lime green and white beads really compliment the beauty of the stone. The chain is a spiral herringbone ribbon finished with a beaded toggle. The pendant is done in bead embroidery backed with white leather and has twisted fringe. The piece measures 20 inches for the chain with the pendant measuring approximately 5 1/2 inches long x 2 inches wide. The Labradorite Legend An Inuit legend recalls a time when the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) became imprisoned in the rocks of Labrador. An Inuit Shaman saw the lights and struck the earth with his spear and freed them. However some of the lights remained trapped within the stone thus giving us the beautiful mineral known as Labradorite. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263371 63263371 The Mi'kmaq Cross Bead Applique Moose Antler Cabochon Necklace Pendant is 4" long x 2 1/2" wide, 20 inch chain,total length from top to bottom is 18 1/2 " Antler was traditionally used by Aboriginal people to adorn themselves and their clothing. In this piece ,the antler becomes an expression of my culture; a reflection of my ancestry, weaved into contemporary jewelry. This piece is based on the Mi'kmaq cross or Bay d' Nord Cross which is located at the Baie du Nord on Newfoundland and Labradors Southwest Coast. The cross is regarded as a sacred spiritual site, predominately by the Miawpukek Mi'kmaq and secondary by the other Mi'kmaq outside of Miawpukek. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263379 63263379 The Mi'kmaq Cross Bead Applique Moose Antler Cabochon Necklace Pendant is 4" long x 2 1/2" wide, 20 inch chain,total length from top to bottom is 18 1/2 " Antler was traditionally used by Aboriginal people to adorn themselves and their clothing. In this piece ,the antler becomes an expression of my culture; a reflection of my ancestry, weaved into contemporary jewelry. This piece is based on the Mi'kmaq cross or Bay d' Nord Cross which is located at the Baie du Nord on Newfoundland and Labradors Southwest Coast. The cross is regarded as a sacred spiritual site, predominately by the Miawpukek Mi'kmaq and secondary by the other Mi'kmaq outside of Miawpukek. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263747 63263747 Trinity Bead Embroidered Sliced Agate Pendant with Spiral Rope Chain and Branch Fringe. The design for this necklace is very simplistic but stunning. The hot pink sliced agate has such vibrant colour that is truly emphasized when surrounded with white beads. I added a small splash of complimentary pinks in the branch fringe as well as a pink fresh water pearl and fuschia swarovski crystals. The chain is a spiral rope finished with a beaded toggle. The chain is approximately 20 inches around and the pendant is 5 inches(which is to the tip of the fringe) x 1 inch I named this piece after my bestfriend’s daughter who absolutely loves the colour pink. When I seen this slice of agate in the store, I immediately thought about her and had to buy it! Properties of Agate: It has been said that agate enhances the wearer’s courage, improves perception, concentration and provides protection from danger. Agate is believed to enhance trust and honesty, to assist with acceptance to circumstances and emotions. It is also believed to be able to improve memory http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263372 63263372 Rhiannon Asymmetrical Bead Embroidery Polymer Clay Pendant with Spiral Rope Chain This asymmetrical pendant with its funky groove reminds me of a magical gypsy goddess. I called this piece Rhiannon being I'm a huge Stevie Nicks fan. It reminds me of her mystical style!! The necklace is embellished with daisies, delicate branch fringe, finished with a spiral rope chain, semi-precious fluorite beads and a beaded toggle. The pendant is stitched in bead embroidery with size 11 miyuki glass seed beads and backed with natural rawhide. The focal piece is handmade of polymer clay. I dyed the super sculpey with pigment ink, made a spiral bead with 3 colours of clay, crushed it and cut out a triangle shape pendant. I love the way the colours blend together. This is still by far one of my favorite pieces I've ever made. The chain is approximately 22 inches long and the pendant is 4 inches long x 2 1/4 inches at the widest point. Colours: Black, white, lilac, metallic plum & metallic purple http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63330459 63330459 Close up of Rhiannon http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63330458 63330458 Beaded Riverstone Necklace A small grey river stone is encased at the center of this pendant with size 11 glass seed beads. Embellished with looped fringe which includes 3mm amethyst beads. Finished with a twisted braid chain and sterling silver clasp. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63321328 63321328 Embroidered Beaded Pendant with Red Bay Labrador Quills http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263745 63263745 Bead Embroidered Polished Moose Antler Cabochon Pendant First in a series of carved antler center pieces. These carved moose antler disc were carved with trebel clef design by Stan Hill Jr. I will be incorporating more antler and carvings into my future work. Check back often for updates http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263742 63263742 Bead Embroidered Riverstone Necklace Beaded with size 11 and 15 miyuki glass seed beads with a right angle weave chain. Finished with branch fringe. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263743 63263743 Bead Embroidered Cabochon Necklace This one of a kind is outstanding with the brickstitch diagonal chain. Tiger Eye, Crazy Lace Agate and Black Agate Semi-Precious Stones http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263662 63263662 Bead Embroidery 8 Point Star Necklace Beaded in size 11 glass miyuki seed beads embellished with Red Bay Labrador Porcupine Quills this pendant is a true reflection of traditional beading. Backed with leather and finished with looped fringe http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263741 63263741 Bead Embroidery 8 Point Star Necklace Beaded in size 15 glass miyuki seed beads this pendant is small but very detailed. Backed with leather and finished with looped fringe http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63263661 63263661 Demasduit Bead Embroidery Brecciated Jasper Cabochon Necklace While working on this cabochon at the Beothuk Interpretation center I had many people comment on how it the colour resembles the red ochre used by the Beothuk Indians. I was surprised how many people mentioned this fact to me that day. Since this necklace has such significant red earth colour and was mostly worked on at aboriginal themed events, I wanted give this piece a special name. I decided to call it "Demasduit". Demasduit was one of the last Beothuk Indians (some people believe that Beothuk descendants still walk among us, I too believe this). She was more commonly known as Mary March. This name was given to her after being captured in 1819. This piece is intricately beaded in size 15 and size 11 seeds worked in a geometric pattern, with a Brecciated Jasper Cabochon which is captured beads. Long lush branch fringe with jasper chips and seed beads give this traditionally beaded pendant a nice contemporary twist. The chain is partially weaved in spiral rope and completed with intertwined bead chains with a beaded toggle/peyote loop closure. http://www.bettysbeadedcreations.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=63267452 63267452