Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sister Necklaces

I hope everyone is staying warm.  The weather here is cold, but next week it is gonna be cold and SNOWY!  Yuk!  I don't like this arctic vortex.  But what better excuse to stay inside and play with my beads ;)

Last year I found a carved ox bone cabochon, or cab, with a wolf and an eagle on it.   My Sister-in-Law loves wolves, I mean she LOVES wolves!  So I decided that I should figure out how to make some jewelry with it for her.  This is what I came up with.  You like it?

First off I glued leather on the back of the bone cab.  Once it was set, I beaded around it with brown and cream colored seed beads, using peyote stitch.  Then added the fringe with the cream seed beads, garnet chips and mother of pearl drops. 

After I got the cab done I started on the necklace.  I used RAW (right angle weave) stitch with side stitching.  Which I embellished with more of the garnet chips.

Once the necklace done I was still in the creative mood so I made a pair of matching earrings to finish the look off.

Now that I got this done for Joyce, my Sister-in-Law, I realized that I will now need to make one for the other Sisters.  Don't get me wrong, I don't mind doing it; in fact I love any excuse to play with my beads, LOL.  The problem is that there is not enough free hours in the day for me to play with my beads! 

I was supposed to give the necklace to Joyce, face to face but due to transportation issues she was not able to come visit so I had to send it to her in the mail. :(   She loved it.  I was so happy to hear that. 

Now that the holidays are over with I am starting on the first of the Sister necklaces.  I will do a future post about the one I am working on when I get a bit more of it done.  Until then, have a blessed and beady day.


  1. A wonderful piece-it must have taken a very long time to make it. Anyone would be thrilled to own it.

    Love Chrissie x

    1. Thank you Chrissie. Some projects take time but I love every minute of it.

  2. I am so thankful that I am a SISTER!!!!! You rock. And I am thrilled. Got to see this one in person and the picture does not do it justice. Awesome.

    1. Thanks Vick! Cant wait to finish the next one ;)