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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Casual, Funky, Romantic, Whimsical, Mod, Holiday
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Assorted seed beads, pearls, Wildfire beading thread, metallic clasp.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience is a virtue. I need quite a bit of it when I make one of these!

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Beautiful! Perfect for Fall/Winter!!! LOVE IT, as usual!! Do you make all the strands w/ the Wildfire, then do you braid them or twist them, or what?

11/26/2012 Flag

Thank you, Karen. It starts with a long strand of beads, then you keep weaving into that strand for about 5 inches on each end (modified 3 bead netting), then for the middle part, you do it more loosely, then resume that 3 bead netting toward the other end. You keep working back and forth until you are satisfied. It is tedious because ultimately, it is one strand that keeps growing, This technique takes me forever but I love the way it looks. When I make one of these, my shoulder hurts for days because I am working with such a long length of thread and the motion is very repetitive.

11/26/2012 Flag

love this! I was wondering Susan, would u recommend the book ?

11/29/2012 Flag

Absolutely! Beverly Ash Gilbert has an extraordinary artistic eye, and really explains color in a multifaceted way. The book is loaded with colorful illustrations, great text, and beautiful projects. It is the most inspiring book I have purchased for my jewelry making to date. Yes I would buy it! Immediately! Plus you have great color wheels to help you with your creations which are included in the purchase. Tell "Santa" you need "Beaded Colorways" in your stocking!

11/29/2012 Flag

thank you Susan, I have bought so many books to date, and I have been very disappointed with all of them! I will go and buy it now! have a Merry Christmas!

11/30/2012 Flag