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I've been designing beaded jewelry for about 8 years. My initial attempts at designing were to make beautiful jewelry with semi-precious (healing) stones. The beads kind of took over my life and I'm ...

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Echoes of Ancient Egypt

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Echoes of Ancient Egypt
Echoes of Ancient Egypt
Echoes of Ancient Egypt
Echoes of Ancient Egypt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Have some knowledge of 2 needle RAW,

Pattern Description:

The ancient Egyptians incorporated semi-precious stones and various metals in elaborate ornate collars, arm bands and other jewelry. Each metal and stone was thought to imbue certain qualities of protection or healing.

Turquoise: synonymous with joy and life. The greener shades of turquoise were highly prized as green symbolized life.

Coral: Strength, stability and long life.

This lovely collar incorporates the colors of turquoise and coral with bronze to form a simple collar. The design can be lengthened or shortened by increasing or decreasing the number of links at the back.

On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:

Pictures of the finished necklace and close ups of the clasp and pendant attachments
Step by step illustrated text
List of beads, amounts and possible source

Approximate Finished size:
Approximately 16.5 inches at the neck edge X 1.75 inch wide
Supplies Used:
size 11 seed beads in two colors, size 8 seed beads in two colors
Two needle RAW for the necklace and modified netting for the pendant
Pages to Print:
7 including the cover page with pictures
Skill Level: