Friday, 6 December 2013

I Can Herringbone: The Reveal {Bead, Book & Bounce}

As part of our regular feature Bead, Book & Bounce, we choose one of the most popular beading and jewellery making books and challenge our readers to make something inspired by the techniques or projects covered within it's pages. Over the last two months, we've been working from I Can Herringbone by Melissa Grakowsky.

Jane K chose to work on one of the book's free projects - The Athena Necklace - and has created her own version by altering it a little to work with some beautiful lampwork beads. Jane said that she'd had no idea what to do with these lampwork beads, but that this seemed like the perfect project. I'd have to agree, wouldn't you? 

Although Jane doesn't own the book, she did say that she enjoyed utilising herringbone stitch and will definitely use the techniques that she picked up when she works with lampwork beads again, as she enjoys putting seed beads and lampwork together. And, Jane's project is all from stash, so I think she deserves a Gold Star!!! 

Yasmine, who's a first time 'Bead, Book & Bouncer' has also joined us this month, with a project inspired by the book's cover project - The Sweet Sets Necklace - and a combination of the techniques she learnt from I Can Herringbone. She's created a lovely, twisted bracelet and has even provided a tutorial for it on her blog (which is linked below.)

Yasmine said that after tackling the book and working with Melissa's impressive tutorials, she really does feel that she 'Can Herringbone'. Result!

If you have made any pieces from I Can Herringbone, please share your projects with us using the Mr Linky. 
  • Please link directly to your I Can Herringbone 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! 
We'll be issuing a new Bead, Book & Bounce challenge tomorrow, so please do pop back to see what book we'll be working from over the next two months. I can't wait to get started!


Clair said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone's beautiful pieces x

ACBeads said...

Hi! I am sorry I'm late to the party, but I've just finished today the amazingly beautiful braided bracelet from the book. Bead happy. Ana

Gillian Hardbattle said...

I love herringbone and love the work these ladies have done. Well done for completing on time snd one day I will join in with you all. :)

Peapod Beads said...

Added my linky!

estherbeads said...

I've added mine too!

Ericka Stafford said...

I didn't have time to participate in this challenge but found it really interesting to see all the lovely projects and reviews by those who did! Herringbone is such a useful stitch! Looking forward to finding out which book is next so hopefully I can join in too!

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for the kind words! I had so much fun! And what lovely oieces you all came up with!
Definetly doing this again!
By the way, does anyone know how I can contact Jane K to congratulate her on her beautiful necklace?

Thx a bunch!