Tuesday, July 8, 2008

So I'm a month behind....

Time to talk about my June project(s) of the month. I know, it's July. I'm not as much that I'm a month behind as much as it is that I simply forgot to write about it. Luckily my memory was jarred when I sold one of the two pieces yesterday!

Anyway, the BeadStyle calendar suggested June project of the month is the Alexandrite and Pearl Necklace; it's double stranded with some dangling pieces in the front as a focal point. I can't afford real pearls and the fake stuff looks cheap so I found inspiration in the fresh water pearls.

My first June project, which sold yesterday, was titled Fresh Water Necklace, because of the fresh water pearls, and the shades of blue involved. Instead of pearls dangling from the front, I made a pendant out of two triangle shaped metal connectors, wire, seed beads, and of course teal fresh water pearls.

My second pieces, generically titled Crocheted Pearl Necklace, is a new style of necklaces that I'm getting into. I've actually made two other ones similar that I've been trying out on myself. I get good feed back, so I've decided to make some to sell. I crocheted some silver colored copper wire threaded with tiny bright blue seed beads and white fresh water pearls and twisted and wrapped the pieces around each other. The hook clasp was made with matching wire. For more information, click on the pictures below.

If you like the Crocheted Pearl Necklace and want to buy it, mention in the "message to seller" box upon purchase, or contact me before or after buying it, that you saw this on my blog. I will give you free shipping as a reward for suffering through my blog posts! If you pay by PayPal before contacting me I will refund the money back to you, or you can contact me ahead of time and I will adjust the shipping in advance.

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storybeader said...

I really like the idea of using the connectors in the front, and not near the clasp. I can see why it sold. Very unique!

Athena's Armoury said...

That crocheted necklace is so pretty! I love the colors.