Each CHA show sees new products being released to the craft market and one of my favourites this year has been Katie Hacker's Katiedids components by Beadalon. Katie gave us a teaser of them at the Winter show but at the summer show, she presented a class using these wonderful bezels and I was fortunate enough to take that class.
Here's what we made:
Notice the interchangeable bail?
I love the idea of swapping the focal pendant when you feel like a change!!
To get the channel-set look, use 4mm round beads. But if you choose to use bicones instead, then you'll get a different look.
Whilst we filled the channels with Swarovski crystals there are so many other possibilities: resin, Friendly Plastic, polymer clay, coiled wire - I just can't wait to start playing with these ideas! I'll post pics as soon as I have something to share.
I'll be back again soon!