Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Fire Necklace

It`s just too hot today.  Too hot to walk and take photos. Too hot to quilt.  Too hot to blog.  Just too hot.
The only thing to do is sit in the cool, in the quiet and make a necklace.  I used carnelian briolettes, carnelian round beads, Swarovsky crystals and garnet round beads. I tried to make this necklace before but the briolettes wouldn`t sit nicely and so I decided to add the small crystals...
I don`t have a bead board but always start a necklace in the centre and work on both sides simultaneously.
Like in other crafts, odd numbers are always a good thing and this necklace has 11 briolettes...I then added the garnet beads.  When you receive strings of beads you have ordered online they are not always a consistent quality and so it`s important to use the best quality ones and more expensive beads where they will be seen - from the front of the neck and shoulders downwards...
 After counting the beads to check there was the same number on each side, all that was needed was a clasp.
As I am fair haired, I`m not so sure these firey colours are for my colouring but I think it would look great on a brunette or a red head.  Now there`s only one thing to do.  Siest!

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12 comments:

diane said...

wow! This is really pretty.

susan said...

Gorgeous necklace. Too bad about the overwhelming heat. I've been in Marrakech in 45C weather. It was too hot to enjoy! Hope it isn't that hot!

Elizabeth said...

It was 100'f
in New York before I left there.
In London I'm wearing a cardi!

How talented you are!
Yes this would be stunning on a red head!

My daughter- in- law makes super necklaces too. She has set up an ETSY shop.
When I get organized I'll send you a link!

willywagtail said...

y. Do you think you could send some heat over. Our garage is flooded and we need warmth to dry it out. Cherrie

two hippos said...

what a lovely necklace! I guess its just the beginning of the really hot weather for you, so maybe not quilting weather...

Helen in Switzerland said...

Lovely necklace!
I know what you mean about not doing anything in the heat - and we're nowhere near as hot as you are, but it just saps away all my energy and I morph into a couch potato. Normally I'm an energy bundle, but I guess growing up in Newcastle has meant that I just don't do heat!

aracne said...

I grew in Italy, but the heat saps my energy too. I am looking with dread into the coming Summer.

The necklace is fabulous, it looks very nice over white fabric. Oh Annabella of the many talents!

EG Wow said...

I fade when it gets too hot. I think you are smart to stay indoors and create beauty. And the necklace IS beautiful.

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

You've certainly made good use of the heat by producing such a lovely necklace.

Now, if I could just borrow one of your quilts (great fabric choices) to wrap around myself to keep out the cold...

Kala said...

That is a beautiful necklace you've made! I have blonde hair and most certainly would wear it.

ButtonMad said...

Oh that's a fabulous necklace...enjoy your sunshine...it is freezing in Johannesburg...

Isisjem said...

Love this it would defo suit my colouring :-)