July 11, 2008


I have been working on this piece in fits and starts for several months now. The necklace is 29 inches long and uses opaque seed beads ranging from size 13 to size 6. (For non-beaders, the larger the sizing number, the smaller the bead.)

The toggle is a two-drop peyote beaded bead. The center beaded tube is covered with an outer layer of two drop peyote. Both layers have black seed beads brick stitched on the ends. The stitches used in the body of the necklace include one and two-drop peyote, ruffled peyote, spiral peyote, celini spiral, right angle weave, netting and ndebele.
Several of the segments are embellished for dimension and texture and fun.
Accuflex beading wire runs thru the clear tubing that is inside the necklace for support.
I need to pick one of the segments to replicate for a bracelet. Any suggestions?
The loop can be worn at the back of the neck or asymetrically in the front as a focal point as our wooden sistren below is wearing it. Here it is in it's entirety!

4 Shared Thoughts:

Di said...

I like the pattern in the 6th picture down a bracelet. The whole necklace is very pretty!

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Di,

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I appreciate your kind words. So glad you like the necklace.

Yours is the second vote for that segment's pattern to be used for the bracelet.

Please stop by again and let me know how you are coming along with the 101 things.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

The Beading Gem said...

I love this necklace! It is the beading equivalent of an embroidery stitch sampler.

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Pearl,

Such a delight that you stopped by for another visit. Great to have you back again.

With the exquisite jewelry showcased on your blog, Beading Gem's Journal, a compliment from you is a kudo indeed!

Bless Up,
Lady Roots