Bit of Whimsy

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Bit of Whimsy

Frequently when I am working on a piece of beadwork, I will get distracted by whimsical beady musings and have to stop what I am doing so I can explore my sudden impromptu thought!!Generally these whimsical beady musings don’t get incorporated into the current design that I am supposed to be working on but instead end up going into a big glass bowl for later consideration!!When I am ready to start a new design, I look through these bits of beadwork hoping to be inspired!This is how the “Bit of Whimsy Necklace” came about; from bits and pieces of idea’s just waiting to be used to create a new design.

The necklace has an elegant hollow beaded pendant made with a domed crown of pearls, round crystals and seedbeads. The body of the pendant is cylindrical and is made using peyote stitch.The base of the pendant is closed off with a cap of pearls, crystals and seedbeads.The pendant and necklace strands attach to a central decorative component.The necklace strands are made using a twisted herringbone rope.Beaded boots cover the ends of the twisted herringbone rope and make it possible to attach to the central component. The closure has a set of attached double buttons that fit into loops at the end of the necklace strands.

Skill Level - Intermediate

Stitches used for this project - Herringbone, Netting and Peyote stitches

Materials List

Two colors size 15 seedbeads
Three colors size 11 seedbeads
3mm round pearls
4mm round pearls
6mm round pearls
8mm round pearls
4mm round crystals
6mm round crystals
Size 12 beading needles
Press and Seal Plastic Wrap
Thread or 6LB test Fireline

Kits come with all the necessary materials (plus extras) to complete the project including One G thread and needles.  Kits do not include plastic wrap or Fireline.