Don’t you just love it when you start out making one thing and then end up with something completely different. This necklace believe or not started out as a pair of earrings then it just morphed into something else. I have been loving all the beaded rings that keep popping up on my Pinterest feed. So tonight I decided to try to make one. I used size 8 seed beads and 26ga wire on a 37.5mm ring. Making the ring was very relaxing and it did take over an hour to bead. I was stuck for a while what to do with the ring – I decided against making earring as I wasn’t happy how I finished the wire off. In my stash was a cast metal lace connector and I paired it with a lucite flower, attached it by wrapping a head pin around the ring then glued a rhinestone cabochon on top of the head of the pin to cover it.
Work in Progress
I made up these setting last week and I spend most of today making up the necklace. I thinks it the perfect touch of modern glamour with a Parisian vintage edge. I am really happy with the structure of the necklace and my next project would be to make this style is some colour (Spring is only around the corner)
Finally a new necklace has been added to the website. The Crystal Beaded Long Owl Necklace features gorgeous Imperial Crystal glass beads with highlighted by twisted rings. The strand is finished with a stunning owl pendant with rhinestone eyes with a lucite flower detail. Perfect for layering or to wear alone for simple everyday glamour.
I created these earrings a few years ago and it was one of my first detailed step-by-step instructions I ever made up. I must of made these earrings countless times. It was inspired by a necklace in Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine (that one magazine that I wish would go digital as I can’t afford the postage to read it any more). I added my own spin and it sold as a popular beading kit for a few years. I also made a “half” a necklace and was going to submit the set as a magazine project but then got side step by other things.”.
A quick pictorial using a Swarovski head pin to create a bail.