Apr 232010

zig zag necklace

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 necklace that are continuous.  The rest is composed of points made from increasing and decreasing as you work your way across the rows.  The result is that the necklace flows beautifully around your neck and across your shoulders, conforming to your curves and hollows.  It is very comfortable to wear.

An unintended result, that I discovered as I played with the necklace and how to wear it, was that it can be twisted, loosely or tightly, for another more multi dimensional  version.  The twisted variation is shown below.

zig zag necklace twisted

zig zag necklace twisted detail 2