This necklace and earrings are my own design. I have taught this necklace at several libraries around Suffolk County on Long Island. If you're new to stitching this would be a nice place to start--it's not simple but it's not that difficult either. You will be challenged and when you finish you'll be proud to walk around with what you've created. This choker looks AWESOME in the summer time with a cute sundress if you use bright colors. Use blacks and purples for a more elegant evening choker.
Most people can complete the necklace in a few hours. Most of my students complete it in 3 to 4 hours (with little/no prior stitching experience). But even if you're experienced, this necklace is fun because it whips up quickly and wears so lovely. The earrings are SO fast you won't believe it. I think I can get a pair done (ear wire and all) in about 30 minutes.
**Special Notice** When you buy this pattern, you are now entitled to make this (and sell it if you like--but I bet you will want to keep for yourself!) But please--do not distribute, lend, teach, copy, or sell my pattern on your own. It would give you such bad mojo--trouble sleeping, headaches, you name it--just not worth it. Mass production (like a factory) is not permitted. If you sell the bracelet would you please give credit to the designer--ME! :) Linking to my shop would kinda rock too.
Want the entire bead kit? I sell that on ETSY. It's here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93065638/bead-kit-and-tutorial-crossweave-crystal
My book: 25 Beaded Bracelet Designs published by Running Press will be released in August. It's available now for preorder on Amazon. ...
My book: 25 Beaded Bracelet Designs published by Running Press will be released in August. It's available now for preorder on Amazon.
A little about me and my patterns--I've been a technical writer for about 18 years for many fortune 500 and fortune 1000 companies. My undergraduate degree is in technical communications and my masters degree is in fine arts: writing.
The instructions I've written here are comprehensive from threading the needle to how to finish your piece. I provide a graphic with every step and every step is ONLY one step.
I teach these patterns in libraries across Long Island. I teach using the patterns and know the spots people have trouble and refine the patterns with each class. In short, my work has been reviewed many times allowing me to make sure that they are complete and thoroughly tested.
You can be sure that you will be able to follow my patterns and create your jewelry!