Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Work in Progress: Final Fringe

I am very happy to report that the new fringe necklace is just minutes away from completion. All it needs is one final strand – and some tying off of tails – and then it will be finished! The rope turned out really great, and it my favorite part of the piece. I’m definitely going to keep the stripe pattern in mind for future designs.

Striped Necklaces in Progress

I decided at the last minute not to include any yellow mother of pearl chips, and just put in a few blue ones for a pop of color and texture. The fringe itself sort of took shape as I went. After about 3 strands with chips and bone beads, I decided to add a second layer with just glass beads. The pattern is brand new – the plain strands are slightly longer than those at either side, which gives the fringe a really full shape, but still doesn’t interfere with the tapered look.

As soon as I’m finished with this piece, I’m going to work on a new multistrand necklace with lots of primary colors. I’ve got some white-hearts already set aside, and I’m hoping that the mulistrand design will allow me to be a little less choosy with the red vintage beads, which tend to be pretty wonky.

What are you making right now?

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  1. How great it is to start a new project in your head while finishing the older one! I look forward to your colourful necklace. My project is a necklace made of pieces of a broken plate. I finished one already, but just like you I started anorther one immediately!

    1. Broken plate jewelry is so gorgeous! I think it's one of the most intriguing styles of found object beadwork. Best of luck with your projects!

  2. Love the beads on this one! Nice work.

  3. I really like this. It's a different kind of fringe than I have seen. Great job!

  4. I really like that design, very unusual!

    Claire xo
    Beads Jar UK

  5. this is great love the ethic feeling wonderful piece!


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