Thursday, November 8, 2012

Flat Spiral Necklace

This necklace represents my first attempt at flat spiral; I have seen it done a lot as bracelets, but never as a necklace.

I used 8mm Picasso Czech glass beads, in sage and sand, for the central portion of the necklace, and graduated down to 4 mm Czech firepolish for the sides. Bronze seed beads really make the earthy colors in these beads pop! Swarovski crystals add some sparkle, as do the champagne-colored firepolish beads, which have an AB finish.

Yesterday, I made a "beaded button" type of clasp for the necklace, using circular brick stitch and one of the 8mm Picasso beads:
After reinforcing it, I went on to make a loop for it on the other side of the necklace:

I finished it just as it was time to go home, and was not crazy about it. I stewed on it last night, and decided to take it out and try a peyote loop this morning:

Much better!

Here is how the clasp looks, closed:

This necklace would look great dressed down and worn casually, but has enough sparkle and elegance to be dressed up, too.

And it has just been added to my Etsy shop!


Halinka said...

So...You have finished Your flat spiral necklace.It looks lovely.Beautiful choice of beads in nice,universal colors.That spiral is very decorative.The closure is so wonderful,that creates the additional embellished element for that necklace.

BackstoryBeads said...

Your clasp adds a nice touch of WOW to a terrific piece!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

So much work but the necklace is beautiful. And the second loop for the clasp is wonderful and really finishes off the clasp. said...

I really like the colour combo and the design is great - that is a great pattern - the spiral weave looks super

schmück-dich-glücklich said...

Your necklace is very charming, so lovely. I like the coulours so much. A wunderful beadwork!
Greetings from Germany

Anonymous said...

looks fantastic, the colours are super beautiful.
from austria