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, but I was not fond of the colors she selected and so I ventured off into exploring other forms of color combination.  The shape Laura teaches is four sided and evolves from a combination of herringbone (Ndebele) stitch and peyote stitch.  I have seen it done in a two sided version which yields a similar, but simpler shape.

Spiral Necklace - clasp

Spiral Necklace - detail

  One Response to “Spiral Necklace”

  1. This is a nice presentation of a variety of ways to use peyote stitch. It is a refresher for the advanced beader, with some new ideas….and a good reference for the beginner.

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