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Confetti

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This necklace is my second commission ever!  I think it turned out great.  It’s a lovely mix of candy colored 6° seeds crocheted into a rope, inspired by one I made for myself, Old Tyme Candy.

This one is longer, and has more sparkle.  The new owner is a tiny person, so she can wear it doubled, as a short necklace, or full length, in a 20s flapper style.

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Rainbow Sherbet

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IMG_3731Anyone remember ice cream trucks?
Cups of rainbow sherbet?
Flat wooden spoons?

That’s what this necklace reminds me of.  Running after the truck, coins clutched tightly in hand.  It’s 34 degrees today, probably not a good day for sherbet.

Bead crochet, with an extra beaded bead as a focal.  Another tick off the Unfinished Project list.  Another piece completed.  Feels sooo good!

I made this using circular slip stitch, size 6 beads, 6 around.  It has a nice weight; not too heavy, not to light.  The beads themselves are a mix of finishes – color lined, matte, opaque; all swirled together.  Brass end caps and clasp complete the piece.

Marianis

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IMG_3672A bead crocheted necklace fit for an Empress.

Deep dark matte green beads highlighted with a pop of gold make up the body, while the carved jade pendant sets the whole off with boldness.

The creation of this piece was fairly straight forward.  In fact, it’s been finished for several weeks.  I just couldn’t for the life of me think of what to name it…

My usual pun-inspired ideas weren’t working.  This necklace has depth and weight; something cute just wouldn’t do.

It reminds me of the deep dark ocean depths.  Probably because the pendant is a carved fish.

It’s a nice fish though, no spikes or sharp teeth like the actual denizens of the Marianis Trench.

Old Tyme Candy

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IMG_3534Good Enough to Eat

But I wouldn’t try it on this necklace.  You’d be more than likely to break a tooth!

A bead crochet necklace using 6°s in a plethora of pastels.  Well, perhaps they’re a bit more intensely colored than pastels.  Not primary colors either.  So, what would you call them?  Some colored druks and a toggle clasp complete the piece.

This one will be staying with me.  Because I really like it, and because it has a mistake.  I was less than careful when crimping the clasp, and managed to shatter one of the glass druks, so the toggle ends are not symmetrical.  OK for me.  Not for something to sell.

Agate

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IMG_3480A little something to keep the hands busy.

Bead crochet necklace with a hefty focal.  I think it may be agate?  Not sure.  If anyone reading this can identify the stone, let me know.  it looks like grey marble, but is not.  That much I am sure of.

Anyway, there’s sparkle along the back, courtesy of some silver lined grey 6ºs, while the front is a lumi mix, which is a little of everything earth toned.

The clasp is a hammered gunmetal toggle.  The focal pulls it all together.

The necklace rests right at the collar bone, so is suitable for wearing with casual as well as dressier attire.  I modeled it with a black v-neck sweater.

Quite striking.

Back as Front

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IMG_3345While I was out and about recently, I overheard a conversation where someone said that something always had to be done a certain way.  I started to wonder about this as it relates to jewelry.  Was there any reason why clasps always had to go in back?

I was nearly finished with this bead crochet rope, so thought I’d try a little experimentation.  What if the clasp went in the front?

Besides having the advantage of being able to see what you’re doing with the clasp to the front, it provides an interesting focal.  Of course, no namby pamby clasp will do, something with a bit of oomph is required.  Oomph.  One of those artistic terms.

The rope is bead crochet, using 5º clear AB triangles and variegated thread.  The thread shades from leaf green to lime – bright on it’s own, but lovely when covered with beads.  Silver caps and green crystals complete the piece.

Blue Nile

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Her minions row her down the Nile.  Water traffic fills the way, bringing building supplies for the pyramid.  As she disembarks, the common people remove themselves from her path.  She holds the key to power, this is her city.

A necklace fit for Egyptian Royalty.  This is a bead crochet rope, highlighted with bright copper accents.  The pendant is hand-blown glass in primary colors: red, blue, a hint of green, with copper highlights.  Truly a statement piece.  Big.  Bold.  Commanding.