New Necklace Is A Beaded Cowl or Collar

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Just finished this necklace last night. I have to tell ya. I wasn’t sure where I was going with this design. But as I kept beading, the vision became clearer. I knew what embellishments were needed and how to finish off the ends to add the clasp.

The idea for this necklace came from the Fan Earrings I made from the book, Mastering Beadwork by Carol Huber Cypher. Using the same technique. Stringing wire and brick stitch.

Before Embellishment
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After Embellishment
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Clasp Added
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Here’s how the necklace looks with the fan earrings.

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And with the two bracelets made from the same Bead Soup mix.

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I have enough of this seed bead mixture left to make a couple more things. I am really liking mixing up seed beads. I never thought to do it until now. Normally I work with solid colors, but I like the variety of the mixed look.

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9 comments on “New Necklace Is A Beaded Cowl or Collar

  1. digipicsphotography says:

    They look great! You do such great beadwork!

  2. Robbie payne says:

    I really like the necklace..looks like it lays so nice on ‘a neck’..thanks for sharing with us!

  3. don_mae says:

    Thanks so much. I am making another one in royal blue. Using up the last of the Bead Soup in that color.

  4. artfullyhis says:

    Wow, that is so pretty! I love the set, so colorful and fun.

  5. Debra says:

    Donna, here’s a question for you. When you were doing brick stitch, how did you manage with adding a new piece of thread? I’m always found the knot when adding new thread catches in the existing threads and either get stuck/pulls itself apart, or it tugs my existing threads out of whack. Its why I stopped using brick stitch a long time ago- could never get it to work for me even though it looks so nice.

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Debra. At the time I made this necklace I was still using Nymo beading thread. I would burn a nice sized “ball” on the tip and weave my way over to the same bead where thread was ending. I would continue on with the new thread and take the old thread in the opposite direction. I have never had a problem with the thread pulling out. And I would give it a good yank before starting with the new thread.

      I am using Fireline now. When adding a new thread, I put about 7-8 tiny knots on the tail, pull it through with a yank, and continue. So far, no issues with Fireline either.

      • Debra says:

        Thanks Donna. I’ll keep that in mind. I have an idea in my head for something similar (well, the base of it anyway) to what you did here, but am still unsure if I want to use peyote or brick stitch.

  6. Martin says:

    To whom it may concern,
    I myself has been doing beadwork for over thirty years. I’m totaly in amzement on the work here done by hand.

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