Now I have a substantial bead collection from all my treasure hunts and bargain hunts I thought it was time that I made some necklaces that made use of my huge stash of beads. I thought it would be good to make a couple of Mash Ups for me to practise then I can make some up for Christmas presents.
Minty Mash Up
I used 129 beads - including the pearls from the Rainbow Trust shop featured in my Treasure Chest post.
I divided them into two groups - 65 and 64 and threaded them onto the cotton. I did 5 chain with a 1.25mm hook then brought up beads in groups of two and crocheted them into the next chain - followed by 2 chain. For the larger oval beads I did 3 chain after and just did that bead on its own.
Once the two strands were complete, I crocheted them together and did 10 chain before fastening off.
I then attached a silver chain that I had salvaged from an old necklace I took apart and hey presto - it was complete:)
Metallic Mauve Mash Up
For my metallic mauve mash up I undid two necklaces I made a while ago and applied the same technique as above. This time the beads are smaller - so it is a more delicate finish.
Here is the finished Metallic Mauve loveliness.
Now all I need is to go on a Junk Jewellery Hunt so that I can recycle for Christmas pressies.