Rivoli Pendant Tutorial
"My introduction to beading happened totally by chance. I had never been attracted by any kind of crafts, although I had always had crafty things around me, with my mum making beautiful macramé doilies and made to measure garments.
Then, one day, I decided I wanted to do something to supplement my income.
I choose jewelry making and started creating simple earrings, like taking a drop bead and finding creative ways to wire wrap it and connect it to an ear wire.
Then, towards the end of 2012, I stumbled upon some beading video tutorials and got fascinated by this craft I'd never heard of before.
The first beading technique I learned was RAW, then peyote and netting; and the thing I learned first and loved most, and still do, was bezeling various sizes and shapes of stones. The one I love most is a rectangular 27x18,5mm Swarovski stone which I made a ring of and called it Vintage Style ring, because of its shape and also colors which are at the opposite ends of the color wheel: red and green.
Since then I've had many of my projects published in various magazines, like Bead&Button, Beadwork, UK's Beads Magazine, etc.
I am so grateful to this ancient art of beading: It has given me the opportunity to express myself through its so many colors and shapes, and it has also given me the opportunity to teach, which I also love to do, and to connect with people all around the world, which is the most incredible and precious gift of all."
Have a yen to make earrings to match your pendant?? Szidonia has a great video tutorial to show you step by step.