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NiaRoo on craftsy.com
California (via Glasgow)

At times we are glass workers, silversmiths, beaders, chainmaille-makers, wire-wrappers, teachers, woodworkers, photographers, and more. It depends on the day.

A couple of years ago we decided ...

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Iolanta Necklace

from Nia Roo Designs on ArtFire
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Iolanta Necklace
Iolanta Necklace
Iolanta Necklace

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • thread a beading needle

Pattern Description:

I named this necklace after Tchaikovsky's final opera Iolanta. The story is about a blind princess learning to see through love. It's basically a medieval fairy tale. I designed this necklace with that in mind. A necklace fit for a princess.

While it may look difficult, all the stitches in this necklace are very easy.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 20"
  • Can be easily adjusted to fit larger or smaller size


  • Bugle Beads
  • 11/0 Beads (2 colors)
  • 6 mm Round Beads

You Will Also Need:

  • #10 or #11 beading needle
  • matching thread (Silamide, C-Lon, or other)
  • Scissors