I have this necklace that I made a few years ago from beads that were sent to me as part of a bead soup challenge, a bead soup challenge is where you have been given/bought a certain group of beads that you then have to add beads to to make something beady from. I was given some turquoise colored glass beads, gold beads and 3 2.5' peyote tubes, some metal spacers and some 6/0 seeds. Back then I added some beads and made a bracelet. But I was not happy with how it came out, it felt like I did not do justice to the beads I was given.
|The bead soup I was given|
|The bracelet I made|
The other day I saw a 100" pearl necklace and it gave me such great idea. I was gonna take that necklace apart and rework it with some of my newer beads and make a 100" necklace! From the bead soup necklace I used the 2.5" peyote tubes and the spacers. The rest of the beads will be reused for something else very soon. To that I added 4mm silver round beads, calsilica oval beads, along with small calsilica oval tube beads. Black 5mm cube beads, O bead, quad beads, 4mm glass beads, and diablo beads.
The necklace turned out being 96.5" long, (I was shooting for 100, but i will take it lol) I added a magnetic clasp to help with wrapping the necklace.I really REALLY love this now, I feel like I did right by the beads. What do you think?
|wrapped 3 times|
|as a bracelet|
Hope you enjoy this next week. We are supposed to be in the 50's and 60's! Thanks also to everyone who has been flying in and leaving messages on my blog, it really means alot to me, thanks again.
Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the rest of the artwork from the other inchie ninjas!
Loooooooooooove that necklace!!! And what a gorgeous inchie! Your patience is amazing and I love that you have it in you to rework stuff.ReplyDelete
Thanks Zoe, I was working on the necklace and suddenly I looked up and it was 4am lol I got totally lost in it.Delete
Such a great gift to be given and what good use you put it too. Love the necklace.ReplyDelete
The inchie is amazing and definitely captures the theme of the week
Love Chrissie x
Thanks Chrissie, I really loved the work this week I cant wait to see what everyone else didDelete
Woohoo! Awesome inchie, looks SO right in those coloured beads :-). Love how your bead soup turned out in it's new incarnation too, those peyote tubes are beautiful.ReplyDelete
The necklace is beautiful!!! And I love your beaded inchie!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much MargrietDelete
Good morning, Love your inchie. I like your interpretations. I always look forward to what you have come up with.
I have one of those 100 in pearl necklaces, my husband bought it for me as a birthday present years ago. I love it. I came with a clasp that you can use to make the necklace different styles.
I am a lover of layers.. that's why I also love the original bracelet. I tend to wear 2 or 3 bracelets or a wrap bracelet all the time.
Great job on each piece you did even the Frogged one.
Have a great day.
Thanks Paula, I might have to figure out a clasp to do the same as you have. What a great idea.Delete
I really love the new creation you've come up with from your soup. That's one of the nice things about beads; they can be reincarnated over and over. Nice inchie too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jean, this is very trueDelete
Love your 'nearly 100" necklace - the colours are stunning, as they are in your inchie. I really love the blues and teals in Egyptian art,ReplyDelete
Thanks Kia, I am the same I love love LOVE blues and tealsDelete
Your inchie is very pretty, like the red with the teal and blue. I love what you did with the necklace. Tracing the gold beads for the silver is what did it for me. I think turquoise looks much better with silver and black. The length makes for a nice chunky bracelet. I like the original bracelet design also.ReplyDelete
Thanks alot, JLDelete
Beautiful work on your necklace and inchie! The Egyptian colors and patterns you used are lovely and well designed!ReplyDelete
Thanks Heather, I love designs like this. they are so much funDelete
Fabulous inchie, and the necklace is lovely.ReplyDelete
Thanks alot WendyDelete
The necklace looks so good. You have to wear it!ReplyDelete
Love your inchie. The colors are brilliant.
Thanks Trillian, I wore the necklace today. Felt great with our 70 degree weatherReplyDelete