Long-awaited necklace post.

closeup of necklace

I made this necklace at the end of February/beginning of March, to wear to rachel m’s wedding (and other occasions I hope!).

necklace strands

I bought all the supplies (and way more stuff that I didn’t really need…but the beading thing, it’s addictive) at Arton Beads on Queen West.

The necklace is composed of four strands (of tigertail) – one all seed beads, one seed beads swarovski crystals, and two random mixes of stone chips, seed beads and the crystals. They’re all slightly different lengths. The clasp is stirling silver and magnetic!

I had a wee bit of trouble with it, but nothing major. I’d say the trickiest part was slipping the wire back through the beads after going through the clasp and the crimp tube. It’s heavy. I love it.

the whole thing






14 responses to “bling”

  1. Steph Avatar

    It’s gorgeous. I’m just starting into the beading with Bauble from the new Knitty and I can see another stashing addiction forming.

    At least it takes up less space.

  2. grumperina Avatar

    Beautiful necklace! Would love to see a modeled shot, if you would :)

  3. Rachel H Avatar
    Rachel H

    I second the request for the modeled shot. And add that it should be in the dress you wore to the wedding.

  4. Leslie Avatar

    Third on the modeled shot!
    It’s gorgeous!

  5. Janice Avatar

    Beautiful! I really like the mix of chips, seed beads, and crystals. And I’ve got the perfect roving to go with it–not that you’d wear these socks to a wedding, but hey, the colors are spot on.

  6. Jodie Avatar

    I want to see what it looks like on! Nice job.

  7. Leigh Avatar

    Lovely! Good choice of beads and colors.

  8. frecklegirl jess Avatar

    So pretty! Loving layered necklaces right now. :)

  9. Jess Avatar

    Lovely necklace – It doesn’ tlook like you had any troubles with wire at all! Beautiful efect.

  10. Sally Avatar

    You should love this necklace, it is gorgeous. Have you ever received a free catalogue from Fire Mountain Beads? Five hundred and thirty pages of pure temptation. I feel your pain.

    Keep up the good work, I love your stuff!

  11. rayleen Avatar

    The colors do look nice together, I like it!

  12. Romi Avatar

    Very pretty! Watch out, you’ve been sucked into the beading vortex. :)

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