Forever 5. This is what I am calling my jewelry line with the watchfaces. I thought about it. A lot. And I think it perfectly describes what I am making.
This necklace took several days to make. Lots of trial and error and starting over. I selected this watchface to practice my “surround” stitches. Not netting. Don’t know what you would call what I ended up doing.
I started off with a 2-row brick stitch base to go around the side. 8/0 black seed beads.
For the bottom, I made a peyote circle. This took hours since I wanted it to align with the beads around the side base. It took me 4 attempts to get it perfect!!
Next, I added a silver picot edging, sewing under the “bridges” of the black base.
Then I added a black picot edging, going in and out of the silver metal frame around the watchface. And created a peyote bail (11/0 seed beads) for hanging.
Here’s the beginnings of the necklace. Using 8/0 seed beads in black, topaz, bronze and clear. Larger topaz glass beads separate the seed bead sections. And 2mm sterling silver beads ease the transition from one to the other.
To finish off the look and bring in the topaz color of the beads in the necklace, I added a 3rd picot edging, sewing into the brick stitch base.
For the clasp, I used a toggle bar with topaz Swarovski crystals on the tips. And a sprocket for the toggle ring.
Supplies used for this necklace.
- 8/0 seed beads
- 11/0 seed beads
- glass rondelle beads
- 2mm sterling silver round beads
- 5mm silver plated round beads
- sprocket for toggle ring
- toggle bar with Swarovski crystals on tips
- jumprings (welded and open)
- crimps and crimp covers
This is a This Year’s Dozen original design. Please do not copy or post anywhere without my permission. Thanks.