Apr 102010
 

black peyote ring necklace with herringbone chain

I like projects where the three dimensional shape is generated by changing the sizes of the beads.  The large black beads that are the focal point of this necklace are made with tubular peyote stitch.  By changing the size from a 15/0 to 11/0 to 8/0 a hollow tube is naturally created.  The larger beads are black and the finer beads on the inside radius are white, which gives the focal beads something of a reptilian feel, like the belly of a snake or a lizard.

black ring necklace detail