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

    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. Rachel H

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

  3. Jess

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

  4. Sally

    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!


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