Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Beaded Star Fish Necklace

Starfish Collection

After seeing my Moonlit Garden Necklace, many friends left messages for me saying “I love that starfish necklace!” Because I had flowers in mind when I made it, it never occurred to me that the five petals might appear as sea stars.

The Inspiration:

Once I realized the potential of these five sided star creations, I envisioned a necklace covered in tiny starfish. I searched around for the perfect colored beads to create some little sea creatures from.

Sandy Beach Beads

The Beads:

I chose some bright orange cat’s eye beads for the base of some new starfish beaded beads, and found 15/o seed beads to match. To create a necklace to decorate with them, I selected some lovely green meadow pinch beads, clam shell beads, and a mixture of topaz and caramel seed beads.

The Beadwork:

To be sure that the starfish beads were recognized, I wanted to create something that had a strong overall ocean theme. Although I’m not a fan of fishing nets, there’s nothing quite like netted beadwork for aquatic pieces.

Tide Pool Necklace

I used the starfish beads and clam shell beads to decorate the ends of a large netted scarf. I’m really pleased with the way the netting turned out. Instead of a fishing net appearance, it looks like water rippling over a bed of golden yellow pebbles.

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  1. your starfish scarf is just beautiful.

  2. Thank you! I always love it when an idea turns out just as good - or better - than intended. This was definitely one of those times.

  3. OK this is really interesting. This look is great and your starfish look caught in a net. Awesome.


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