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:
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!