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Andromeda Necklace

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Brilliant Knit Beads taught by Betsy Hershberg

Author and self-described "left-brained knitter" Betsy Hershberg shows you how to knit unique jewelry pieces from glittering seed beads and delicious yarns.

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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical, Funky
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What materials did you use? Kreinik Silk Serica, Just Our Yarn Aziza (tencel), Glass, Wood and Resin Beads

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What are you most proud of? This was a real departure for me. Always scary to attempt something new, but so worth it. As they say, go big or go home! ;-)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just have FUN with whatever you decide to do with YOUR brilliant knit beads! :-)

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Thanks Bianca. Ah, organic!! Maybe the nicest compliment this pathologically symmetrical girl could hear. Just trying to demonstrate that there are endless way to think of using these beads in addition to the ways we've already thought of. Let's ALL be brave! What have we got to lose?

08/25/2012 Flag


09/26/2012 Flag

Can I ask what you used as the "string" for this necklace? And, the seed beads at the bottom of the knitted beads...are those to hold the bead in place? Lastly, is there something in the center of the cluster to make it larger or is it just pulled together sort of like a pom pom?

09/26/2012 Flag

Oh Marly, Marly, Marly..... You know I love you to pieces :-) But this necklace is part of my one-of-a-kind Studio B collection and I don't share information about construction or the materials in these pieces. However, knowing you, I'm sure you'll have fun playing with this as inspiration (which was my intention in posting the image of the piece in the first place) and you'll make it all your own. You go girl! Can't wait to see what results. ;-)

09/29/2012 Flag

Beautiful!! My only question is...How heavy is it?

10/04/2012 Flag

Hi Cathleen! One of the wonderful things about these bead knitted beads is that they are SO light in weight! Yes, there are a lot of them in this piece but I know you'd be surprised to pick it up and see just how weightless it is given how substantive it appears. Also, the other non-knitted beads you see in this piece are made of resin, another very light weight product. So, if you are thoughtful, you can use TONS of beads and still have a very wearable piece of jewelry.

10/09/2012 Flag

Betsy, I fell in love with this necklace all over again after seeing it this weekend ;-) You are so GOOD!

10/15/2012 Flag

Betsy, this is really one of my favorites--I loved seeing it up close this weekend--even more stunning in person. Danielle

10/17/2012 Flag

Thanks Danielle! I'm always happy to have you in class. Your beautiful work inspires other students and reassures them that they too can create wonderful bead knitted pieces.

10/21/2012 Flag