Beanile Lace Examples
Tatted by Bina Madden
Images ©Sabina Carden-Madden 2006
http://www.paradisetreasures.com

After waiting almost 4 years for the opportunity, April 2006 I had the pleasure of taking two classes from Nina Libin while at the Shuttlebirds Workshop in Spokane, Washington. With her permission here are some pieces I have completed. I plan to add more as I finish different projects. Please visit Nina's web site where you can see an abunace of her lovely work http://www.beanile.com. Her Lace Periodicals are wonderful!!

For July 4th!! Feeling Patriotic? Here are a pair earrings in Nina's design using the bead capture method to allow the Mother of Pearl Star beads to rest above the rings. The pendant is my own design using the beanile technique in Split Rings hung from a sterling silver chain. Size 11 beads and and a large glass opalescent Star bead for the center. The second side of the split ring nests agaisnt the Star bead to create an outline effect against the Star bead.
Pendant and matching earring made with size 11 beads & fresh water pearls and DMC thread included in the kit I bought from Nina at the Workshop.
Two earrings made using size 11 beads and Vintage Victorian Flower beads. The button like nature of the bead with the hole through the cone shape of the bead made it perfect for a captured bead technique and the pulled loop join, allowing the bead to sit IN the center of the ring. This gives the earring a 3D effect.

The next 3 examples are using the same beads but have different beads configurations. Again the bead balls give the earring a 3D effect. Done in DMC Metallic, Size 11 Mill Hill #275 glass beads.

The first one, I made cubed bead balls out of a russian bead book I have.
This earring the uses two colors of beads with the down bead being a lighter contrasting color, the rings used the down bead through out the ring with 2 beads in the center.
Here although not seen well in the scan, I used the Celtic Knotted Picot technique or making an over hand knot of the beads before doing the pulled loop join, as the bead configuration in the center of the beads.
DMC Metallic, Size 11 blue glass beads with Swaraski Crystals in the center of the rings.
DMC Metallic, Size 11 Opalescent glass beads with Swaraski Crystals in the center of the rings.
DMC Metallic, Size 11 Amethyst beads with 3mm Garnets.
7" Bracelet from Lace Periodical #6, beads in the rings criss cross to create a vining effect. KreiniK #4 Braid, Size 11 glass beads, 4mm faux pearls.
7" Bracelet from Lace Periodical #6, to match the necklace in size 11 Variegated glass copper matte beads and Guetermann glass beads in DMC Mouline Metallic Effects Copper.
7" Bracelet from Lace Periodical #6, semi-precious 4mm White Jade beads and size 10 glass silver beads in DMC Mouline Metallic Effects Silver.
7" Bracelet from Lace Periodical #6, two types of semi precious stones, 4mm White Jade beads and Sodalite cubes as spacers with size 10 glass silver tone beads in DMC Mouline Metallic Effects Silver.
"Autumn in Connecticut" 18" Necklace from Lace Periodical #4, Size 11 copper matte varigated beads, 4mm Guetermann Glass beads zig zag along neckline, DMC Mouline Metallic Effects Copper. KreiniK #4 Braid, Size 11 glass beads Sleeves worked in down beads and finished with SSSR Loop Over to hide ends automatically in second ring of sleeve.

Graphics watermarked with Digimarc & edited by Charles D. Madden


Created May 14, 2006