Thursday, 6 September 2012

Bead Romantique: The Reveal {Bead, Book & Bounce}

So, the time has come for our very, first Bead, Book & Bounce Reveal. In June, we chose some of the most popular beading books - and one by one - we're challenging our readers to dust off the books on their shelves. Over the last few months, everyone has been busy beading pieces inspired by the beautiful projects in Lisa Kan's Bead Romantique and, today, we'll share a couple of our reader's finished projects with you.


Here's Ericka's version of the Medici Rhinestone Necklace, which features on the front cover of Bead Romantique. Ericka has changed the pattern a little by using a different shape and colour of rivoli and some stunning furnace glass beads created by David Christensen. Whilst still recognisably the same necklace, Ericka's beautiful necklace shows how easy it is to create an adaptation which suits your style and stash!  Ericka says that, although she needed to adjust the pattern to accommodate her round rivolis, she found the instructions really easy to follow. That's what we like to hear!


Next up, Gillie has created her own version of the Victorian Diamond Cuff - though apparently choosing which piece to make was quite difficult! Thankfully the pattern itself is lovely, with clear instructions and Gillie really enjoyed making it! Sadly though, funds didn't quite run to an investment in Margarita Beads, so Gillie has adapted the pattern and included sequins to give the cuff a bit of sparkle. She's not thrilled with the results and might adapt her cuff when she has the opportunity, but I'm sure we'll all agree that it looks awesome.


So, it seems that so far, our readers are impressed with the clear, simple instructions in Bead Romantique and are just as happy with the stunning results of their efforts. Now it's over to you. You can link up any projects that have been inspired by Bead Romantique using the Mr. Linky below.   
  • Please link directly to your Bead Romantique blog post, so that we can find it easily. 
  • Please leave a comment here when you link up your project. 
  • Please try to visit the blogs of other participants when you can. We all love a bit of love!


Beads By Becs said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone's beautiful pieces... I've linked to my blog.

Gemma said...

Fab pieces by Ericka and Gillie! I've linked up my review post too and looking forward to reading others' posts.

Tracy said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone's designs...have just linked my blog post.

Peapod Beads said...

It was fun participating, hope to do so again on a future book!

Gemma said...

I added Dee's review because it looks like she forgot and its a great one!