I had a very beady weekend and made a selection of new necklaces.
Thread: Kreinik metallic thread
Equipment: 1.25mm / selection of beads / barrel clasp
Pattern: Infamous beaded necklaces tutorial by Devon Clement
I received some lovely beads and metallic thread in a Ravelry swap - when I saw the beads they reminded me of a little black beady necklace that I already had - so I thought I would make my own version.
Firstly I untwisted the black necklace to see how it was put together.
Then using the above pattern I made three chains - there wasn't enough thread left for a forth chain.
Next I gathered the ends onto a needle....
and threaded the needle through the ends of the chain.
I sewed the ends together...
Hey presto - my necklace that I have christened Stardust:)
Next some more re-vamping of previous work.
I made this necklace - which was recycled from a bracelet that my son brought back from a school trip to Rome. The beads were a bit heavy for a bracelet. However this necklace didn't lay right on the neck.
So - I re-vamped it using a simple threading onto 28gauge wire technique - attached the toggle clasp and here it is - my new necklace Roman Holiday:)
Another necklace in need of a re-vamp was this Cornish granite pendant - it was on leather that had gone tatty, so I threaded a seed bead chain for it.
Pearly Wood was next for a re-vamp - well just an extra seed bead chain - it is definitely finished now:)
Coffee Bean - now for some more threading of beads in my stash.
Half an hour of threading results in this little gem:)