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!