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
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.