Project Description

What are you most proud of? The way I was able to coordinate and integrate all the various colors, shapes and sizes of the beads to fit together and lay so well around the neck. That took some doing! You can see how well it hangs in the last picture where it is on a display form. When it lies flat, as in the first picture, this is not quite so obvious. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start out by making several different sizes and colors/techniques of knitted bead balls along with choosing any other types of beads you think might work with the knitted beads. Then begin to string them to see how they'll work together. You can then create additional knitted beads to fill in the spaces and create the lengths you need. Using some kind of display form to hang the various lengths on as you are working is really helpful.

What you will need

  • Silk and Tencel fibers
  • Japanese glass seed beads
  • wooden beads (underneath the knitted wrappers)
  • large resin beads
  • C-Thru stringing thread
  • Sterling Silver and art glass clasp.

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