InstructionsI used traditional pearl stringing techniques including making a self-needle with gum arabic and then attaching the silk to the clasp with French wire, then stringing one pearl, knotting, stringing the rest of the pearls in the strand including dichroic glass beads in each strand and 14Kt gold beads and then finishing each strand by attaching the other end to the clasp with French wire and again ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Classic
Freshwater pearls, dichroic glass beads, 14Kt. gold beads, 14Kt.gold clasp, French wire, silk thread.
What was your inspiration?
The beauty of both pearls and Dichroic glass combined.
What are you most proud of?
The richness of such a thick twisted necklace.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Know traditional pearl knotting skills - including making self needles with gum arabic, using French wire and knotting technique - I use fine curved tweezers.