My copper peyote stitch necklace with the blue Czech glass dangles was selected as the Grand Prize Bronze Runner-Up in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2011 Seed Bead, Glass or Acrylic Jewelry-Making Contest!!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
This is one of the first necklaces that I made. It is a pattern from “The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving” by Carol Wilcox Wells. This is a wonderful book . Using it I taught myself to do the flat peyote stitch that comprises this necklace. There are two rows through the center of the […]
I started this necklace as variation on “Grey Necklace with Pearl Dangles” shown in the first posting on this site. I had a hank of incredible brown pearls that were and amazing complement to the light bronze bead I have used for the necklace base. So, where are the brown pearls you might wonder? […]