Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals & Clusters »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Funky, Casual, Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Holiday
Assorted pearl beads, glass and seed beads, fiber, 49 strand wire, cones, and a magnetic clasp
What are you most proud of?
I am enchanted by pearls and I love the rich hues in this piece. Because some of the pearls are top drilled, they add welcome texture to the design and the fiber element gives it more visual interest. This necklace was designed to be worn twisted. It can be worn plain, but looks much better with a few simple twists.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
All strands should be made the same length. A word of caution: omit the fiber if you want your piece to be worn twisted and free falling. The fiber strands tend to "find each other" and clump together when worn untwisted. Since a twisted necklace had been my intention from the onset, the fiber challenge is of no consequence to me.