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Knitted Bead 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
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What materials did you use? yarn (wool/silk), glass beads, wood beads

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What are you most proud of? This is the first piece of jewelry I have ever made - before taking Betsy's class I've never knitted with beads and I wasn't even familiar with the basics of beading.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient and enjoy the process - the outcome is quite rewarding.

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Wow Manuela! If this is the first bead knitting you've ever done, I can only imagine what lies ahead for you. This is absolutely gorgeous. Having written that you used one of my pieces shown in the class as inspiration, you already know that this combination of colors is near and dear to me. But your exquisite technical work and the added details of the end cap-like silver spacers and the beaded cording makes this necklace all your own. Brava! Can you share for other students the technique you used for the spiral effect beaded cording? If I don't ask, I know someone else will. :-) Thanks so much for sharing.

11/19/2012 Flag

Thank you Betsy.

11/19/2012 Flag

It seems that I pressed "Enter" a little too soon.

11/19/2012 Flag

I looks like I really need to learn how to reply to comments properly. I knitted the beads first and then it took me a while to figure out how to make them become a necklace. I found the solution after buying your book. The cording is actually a knitted tube with the purl side out. The beads are the same I used for the larger ones and I strung them in pattern (I did 6 times by the way until I got it right).

11/19/2012 Flag

You're wonderful Manuela! Patterning that bead knitted tube is not easy and the fact that you kept at it until you figured it out is wonderful. So proud of you!

11/19/2012 Flag

this is beautiful!

11/21/2012 Flag

I agree with Betsy--it looks fantastic! And I knew your inspiration right away, so you hit the nail on the head!

11/22/2012 Flag

Manuela... this piece is truly gorgeous and so beautifully done! Great job!!!

11/23/2012 Flag

I have to say, absolutely stunning!

08/22/2013 Flag

Thank you all for your kind comments.

08/24/2013 Flag