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I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live ...

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Viking Queen Necklace

from Manek-Manek Beads
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Viking Queen Necklace
Viking Queen Necklace
Viking Queen Necklace
Viking Queen Necklace
Viking Queen Necklace
Viking Queen Necklace

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Peyote
  • Herringbone

Pattern Description:

While Viking men were explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to mid-11th century, Viking women stayed at home and were responsible for everything within the home and the Queen of all she surveyed.

Viking women, you could say were the pre-cursors of the modern women. Everything she brought into the marriage remained her personal property and did not fully become part of her husband's estate. In fact, the Viking women have the ability to divorce her husband should he mistreat her or is unable to provide for her or her children. Now that is what I call a completely modern woman!

To celebrate these strong and modern Viking women, the Viking Queen Necklace is born. The spikes are a symbol of traditional Viking warrior helmets. The crystals encrusting the pendant is a tribute to the riches that remain her own even in marriage. A solitary beautiful crystal pendant completes the look of this striking sophisticated necklace.

To ensure that the pendant remains the focus, a simple herringbone rope is used and is closed with an embellished beaded toggle.
Definitely a necklace that is unapologetic in its boldness and sophistication.

Included are instructions for both the basic as well as twisted herringbone rope.

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No part of this design, tutorial, kit and/or instruction may be reproduced, distributed or loaned for in any manner and for any reason without the expressed permission of the author. The use of this design and instruction is limited to non-commercial purposes only.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Inner Circumference : Up to 50 cm
  • Pendant Width : 6.5 cm
  • Pendant Height : 5.5 cm


  • Czech Spikes
  • Focal Pendant
  • Delicas
  • Seed Beads
  • Chaton Montees
  • Crystal Bicones
  • Nymo D Beading Thread or 6lb Fireline Braided Bead Thread

You Will Also Need:

  • Sharp Scissors
  • Beading Surface
  • Size 12 Beading Needles
  • Thread Conditioner or Microcrystalline Wax if desired
  • Illumination & Magnification if required

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