Tagged: Desert Sunset
- 03/21/2021 at 6:47 pm #19280
I made this necklace with Adrienne at the Bead&Button Show a few years ago and always loved the design. I wear my Desert Sunset necklace very proudly as it was sheer determination on my part to finish it and wear to the next Bead&Button Show! This year I wanted to be in the class but didn’t want to make the same color way so I had to try to put my own kit together. A bit of a challenge but I really love what came together and got the first side of my braid done today. I have one more color way that I’m equally excited to make too! Love this design and love making it. Thanks so much! Awesome March Gathering too! It’s like you’re all pros now in no time at all.
- 03/22/2021 at 1:28 pm #19326
Diane, this is beautiful, I can’t wait to see it finished.
- 03/22/2021 at 4:44 pm #19332
I love your color selections. I find that many different colors together quite challenging. Looking forward to your photo of the finished necklace.
- 03/23/2021 at 1:32 am #19354
Thanks Phyllis. It was a challenge for me because I was thinking I wanted blue/purple but I ended up with 2 different necklaces. Both I’m excited about. I actually used the leftover beads from Desert Sunset and followed Adrienne’s finishes and tones and then it came together a bit easier. I finished the second side today and will start the embellishments tomorrow. Those 3mm magatama are tricky little buggers! Be careful dropping them!!
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Diana Miglionico-Shiraishi.
- 03/23/2021 at 12:44 pm #19367
- 03/23/2021 at 2:53 pm #19369
Looks fabulous Michelle!
- 03/24/2021 at 2:59 pm #19390
- 03/24/2021 at 5:05 pm #19394
Thanks, Adrienne. The tassel and embellishments really were a challenge, even though I had done bead embroidery before. I learned a lot of transferable techniques that I know I will use in future projects.
- 03/28/2021 at 8:05 pm #19461
Michelle, I’m glad you are learning techniques that you may use again.
- 03/25/2021 at 6:26 pm #19416
- 04/11/2021 at 3:32 pm #19604
- 04/11/2021 at 4:04 pm #19605
Love it Michele! No clasp! Love that too!
- 04/10/2021 at 9:55 am #19577
Love the colors — beautiful necklace, nicely done!
- 04/12/2021 at 8:53 pm #19628
Thanks, Diana. I had an over abundance of 11/0 beads in my stash. So I tried a 16 strand Kongo gumi with the embellishments from the Desert Sky necklace. I made it without the clasp because it was pretty heavy with all the beads and the tassel. I didn’t want to add any more weight and it was long enough to just go over the head. In hindsight, I wouldn’t do the 11/0 with 16 strands again because I couldn’t get the width I wanted to embed the crystals seamlessly.
- 04/18/2021 at 12:28 pm #19902
Good info Michelle! Thank you.
- 04/10/2021 at 6:14 pm #19597
Love the dramatic colors. Beautiful!
- 03/23/2021 at 2:58 pm #19371
Thanks, Diana. I’m anxious to see how your beautiful colorway looks like when finished.
- 03/26/2021 at 5:31 pm #19427
Here is my necklace so far. It has been a project with several new aspects for me. It was little intimidating, which means it is a good class project because I’m doing things I otherwise might not. And though it took some braiding and unbraiding, I am happy with the outcome.
I agree, with Diana (above) that the magatamas demand a lot of attention as they are dropped into place. I really appreciate everything I have learned so far. Now for the rest of it!
- This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Jennifer Millsap.
- 03/28/2021 at 8:05 pm #19460
Jennifer, great job. Keep up the good work.
- 03/29/2021 at 2:31 pm #19468
Here it is all finished. Thank you Adrienne. And thank you AKS. The class instructions and the video were both very well done. Having the videos to refer to was a big help and any mistakes I made along the way were either due to my lack of experience or because I thought I remembered the steps and didn’t review that section of the video before starting the step. I learned a lot of new skills in this class (including how to fix my mistakes). I am very happy with the results. I may make another Desert Sun necklace but with a more casual color combination.
- 04/06/2021 at 2:10 pm #19535
Looks perfect Jennifer!
- 04/03/2021 at 4:18 pm #19485
What fun! I even survived two part epoxy!
- 04/03/2021 at 4:19 pm #19486
I thought you’d get a kick out of my “helper”…
- 04/03/2021 at 4:20 pm #19487
- 04/05/2021 at 11:48 am #19496
Thank you Adrienne for your awesome design!!! I finally made this dream necklace although it took me 6 hours to make the tassel and add crystal embellishments.
- 04/06/2021 at 6:54 pm #19536
I wish you could see this in person. Adrienne’s design is one I have long loved and I will say you know a great design when it allows for so many interpretations and forgives flaws. I was looking to create a soft and sensual feel with the colors and I’m very happy with the results. Just happy!
- 04/06/2021 at 9:54 pm #19537
Diana, Love the soft smooth spring color!!! very impressive!!!
- 04/07/2021 at 11:11 am #19541
Thank you Yin! Yours turned out quite well too, maybe 4th of July!
- 04/09/2021 at 9:52 pm #19571
Thank you Diana!
- 04/10/2021 at 9:57 am #19578
Diana – I LOVE these colors – beautiful job!!
- 04/11/2021 at 1:54 pm #19601
Thanks so much Margaret!
- 04/07/2021 at 11:13 am #19542
Diana, It’s beautiful. I especially like the way you did the ombre in the tassel. You’ve inspired me to modify the way I’ll do the tassel in a 16 strand kongo gumi I’m finishing that incorporates Adrienne’s embellishments and tassel.
- 04/11/2021 at 2:14 pm #19602
Thanks so much Michelle! I really followed the way Adrienne did the tassel for Desert Sunset but I didn’t have as many color options in metallic so you do see more matte opaque in my tassel. I made 2 attempts creating the tassel. I wasn’t happy with my first attempt and played with it a little more. It’s really interesting how the order in which the beads are strung (color & finish) makes such a big difference. Here’s my first attempt and then the one I landed on side by side.
- 04/07/2021 at 9:24 pm #19543
Wonderful pattern! Thought the tassel would drive me crazy, but it was worth it!
- 04/09/2021 at 3:56 pm #19569
Finally finished yesterday, and I think I’m starting to love 2-part epoxy. I ended up with too much space in the gaps and ended up adding a 5th row of rondelles in there, but I learned a lot doing this project. I love teal, but missed out on the kit, so I tried to do a similar color scheme using red 11/0 and rondelles that I had. Very fun!
- 04/11/2021 at 2:15 pm #19603
Love it Patty!
- 04/10/2021 at 6:11 pm #19595
It was interesting to learn Adrienne’s clever technique for the tassel, and I’m glad I bought the kit so I was introduced to that wonderful One-G thread!
- 05/17/2021 at 6:50 pm #20223
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