Thursday, August 20, 2009

Slider with Round AB Crystal

Today's bead is called "metal slider bead - round crystal ab". I believe this package either came from Joann Etc. or Pat Kattan's crafts store.

I hope I'm not the only one who can't keep their entire "inventory" in their head! It could have something to do with the fact that all my beads don't make it into a nice and tidy container.

There are SO MANY uses for these 2 hole beads! I am a huge fan of memory wire and black rubber tubing, so I could see that happen using all 10 of the sliders in one piece.

From a more conservative perspective, I could also see a very simple 2 strand necklace using these and some nice black or tanzanite crystals in between the sliders.

Ooh, how about this.... a long dangle made with 2 strands as a pendant on a choker using at least 5 or 6 of the sliders coming down in a nicely structured dangle like buttons??!

I wish I could show you what I am seeing in my head, but sadly, that technology is not yet available! Have a great evening!


WireMySoul said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to see these in a choker.

Anonymous said...

Those all sound like great ideas, I'd like to see what you come up with!

Azure Accessories said...

You should see my beading table...I have beads all over it...and yes sometimes I don't remember exactly where the bead came from but I don't really think that is a huge issue!

Love the slider...a multitude of uses!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

I have been making a lot of rings of late, something new for me. I have some of these in a more square design and I can see using them as the focal. I will have to dig mine out! Enjoy the day! Erin