Jun 272011
 
Copper Necklace with Blue Dangles

The inspiration for this necklace is a modern version of an Elizabethan ruff.  It is the next iteration in a series of experiments composed of variations on a peyote stitch chocker base supporting layers of ornamented wires.  It is similar to the Grey Necklace, or the Bronze and Prickly Necklace.  However, in this case I have used [...]

Nov 262010
 
Copper and Blue Necklace

Yet another necklace playing with the copper and blue color theme.  It seems we have an ongoing experiment this year with copper and blue.  Then again, theoretically it is the year for rose colored metal and having learned my lesson about running out of beads midway through a project, I decided to limit the colors [...]

Sep 302010
 
Herringbone Necklace with Fringe

This necklace came about while I was playing around with colors that might go with copper and blue.  The supporting part of the necklace is done in herringbone stitch which also incorporates blue accent beads.  The question with fringe and the accent beads is always one of how much is too much.  So, the fringe [...]

Jul 262010
 
Turquoise and Pearl Necklace

This necklace began as an effort to replace a netted rope necklace made with the same turquoise beads and bronze pearls that I had given to a friend.  As is often the case, once you give something away, you decide that you passionately loved the piece, can’t bear to be parted from it, and must [...]

Jun 112010
 
Spiral Necklace

This necklace is a further exploration of the round peyote stitch spiral weave already shown in my Spiral Bracelet.  In this necklace, I tapered the  spiral to two ornamental “Dragon Claws” which create a transition from the spiral to the loop and toggle clasp.  I learned the “Dragon Claws” from a kit by Laura McCabe, [...]