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 ...
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 not particular what I use to design with as long as it is a high quality bead.
I can't say I have a favorite stitch or type of bead, but lately I've been experimenting with the new Twin beads and Super Duos.
Next on my to-do list is design some items with Cubic Right Angle Weave with the Twins. It works in my head, now to put thread and beads to it.
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
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