I have been on this large hole bead-making kick lately, mostly because I love making them. But they are fairly versatile. I have customers who use them on dog leads, bracelets, and who just collect them! Here are some of my recent designs.
My friend Melinda Orr (who lives fairly close to me but I only seem to see at Bead Fest!) makes awesome jewelry and has this amazing ability to just sit down and experiment and come up with really cool things! She also has a great shop and she was the first person I thought of when I wanted to use leather with these beads. We did a little swap, and I sent her some ammonite beads sets, and she sent me some leather, clasps and jump rings.
Here's what I made with the beads and components!
I can't wait to hop over and see what Melinda made with the beads I sent her. I had a sneak peek so I know at least one is pretty awesome! Please visit Melinda's Etsy Shop, and her Bandana Girl shop, for awesome leather components and many other items!
Please visit Melinda's blog here to see what she made!
I am also offering a giveaway - please comment on this post and on Melinda's and you will be entered to win these beads - drawing by Melinda on Friday!