Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tubular Herringbone Necklace and Earrings

Hi everyone!  I am back with another fun jewelry project today.  I am totally hooked on these projects, but they do take me forever.  Today's set I made for myself and the idea came from a single bead.  On one of my MANY trips to JoAnn I discovered these totally awesome beads that just sparkle and shine.  I just LOVE sparkle and shine.  Soooo, of course I bought one.  Well, then I thought, hey I could make earrings, a bracelet ( I'm still working on that one), my mind was on overdrive.  So, with my coupons, some sales, I got the beads I needed and then very slowly my jewelry was born.  If only I didn't have to work to pay the bills, then maybe I'd have a little more time for some crafty fun!  Right now I am working on a bracelet using superduo beads, LOVE THEM.  I will be happy to show you my finished project when I actually get there.

The necklace is made using the tubular herringbone stitch and a little brick stitch at each end (you don't see that in the picture).  The pendant is made using brick stitch with peyote being used to attach the pendant to the necklace.  I used mostly black Delica seed beads, size 11, with some silver in there as well.  The pendant uses crystals and my super favorite bead as well. 


Here's a little closer look at the pendant on the necklace.  The earring pendants don't have so many rows.   Sorry for the bad picture, I really need to work on that.


Okay, that's it for today.  Don't worry, I'll be back with some super fun paper projects as well.  I could never give up playing with my paper, I love it too much!
Enjoy your Sunday evening!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

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