06 November, 2014

Simple necklace

As I looked through my beads lately, I realized I haven't used much of them in the last couple of months. In fact, I can't even remember the last time I made a piece of jewelry.
So, it was about time to use some beads.
I decided to sew a simple necklace with white rocailles and shimmering cubes. I'm not sure how the technique is called in English, it's similar to the Russian spiral and yet not the same. In German the necklace would be called "Fädelkette". I use this kind of technique quite a lot because it gives a nice spiral, and still you can make the spiral look differently by using different types of beads - glass wax beads, cubes, swarovski beads, glass crystal beads, glass bugle beads...
When I finished the main part, I tried something new: instead of sewing the ends of the necklace onto a clasp like I always do, I glued them into the end caps. I never did that before because I thought sewing is better than glue, but now I see that jewelry glue is perfectly strong and there's no fear the necklace would fall apart.
The necklace reminds me of something white, but not snow. Not even a wedding dress, even though it would fit nicely. It's rather something soft and fluffy, like the clouds on a warm autumn afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. ah Veronika it was great to have you pop over and love this necklace your handiwork is truly amazing, gorgeous indeed! thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x