Thursday, May 26, 2011

The next Stage in my Multi chain phase - double sided

The Next Stage. With this creation I have succeeded in making a two sided necklace. I used 6mm round Swarovski crystals in the centre, with 3mm Czech fire polished beads embellished around the edges.
Images below show both sides of the one necklace.

Side 2 close up

These images are close ups on the pendant. Where the chain has been woven in cannot be seen front or back so I am a happy chappy. The wearer will also be happy having a necklace that is actually two necklaces.

I can see loads of possibilities and varieties will come from making this pendant and am looking forward to further experimenting with more colours. Stay Tuned !!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Latest in My Multichain Phase

 Here is my latest multi-chain necklace. Fuschia 6mm Swarovski AB bicone centre with delica surround. I have been developing a pendant that doesn't show where the chain has been woven in. This is my first success. You can see the join on the back of the work but not the front. I also developed a better way to stop the chains from rolling over each other, when worn, by beading flat squares, joining the chain, then joining these squares to the clasp. The chains stay in place when the wearer puts the necklace on. Yippeee!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fun with Chain

Here are my latest designs incorporating chain into the weave.
Having found a really lovely bronze looking chain I couldn't wait to come up with a design using this chain. Below is another example - much longer - combining weaving, chain and wire work.
I have made another necklace but didn't like the pics I took so I will have to add this tomorrow. I have another idea going around in my head right now and am looking forward to manifesting this also.

Let me know what you think of these.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Coral red crystals

Black Agate, black Czech fire polished beads with gold and black seed beads embellished with a new coral red Swarovski crystal. I love how this necklace looks on the wearer. The chain with the drop dangles hang just in the cleavage. Having created this design I have also come up with many variations to the base allowing for very interesting combinations in the necklace. One for the classroom eventually.