I made this new necklace, using very colourful beads. To me they shout : sun, summer,sleeveless tops...
They are a natural stone, with a little bit of chalk in them. (that's the little white freckels). By wearing the necklace, the warmth and grease of my skin will make the beads shiny and the chalk will dissapeare more or less.
It was a lot of work : every bead is kettled (linked, joining the beads on little metal sticks, making a loop and joining the next stick on that - are you still with me ???) and this gives the zigzag look.
Thanks to the good explanation of Lindsey I managed it quite right and I'm very glad with the result.
Winnie joined me for the first time and found it rather difficult. It is a very intensive methode, and you have to have a steady hand and good eyes to make all the little loops.
|Lindsey's mum is helping to choose - there's a huge amount of beads|
|Winnie chose black and red and silver accents|
|all my beads are ready to be joined|
|that's the result of somebody else, all black and grey|
|busy busy busy|
|Winnie needing help|
|this is the result !|
|the yellow and green I like very much|
|Winnie's chain looked great, but the black turned out to be dark aubergine...|