Monday, October 20, 2014

Woven Necklace

Swarovski crystals are some of my favorite beads to work with so I have many in my stash.  I gathered several crystals of various sizes to create this floating necklace.  I love the way the crystals seem to float on the wire.  


This design features four wires woven in and out of beads of varied color and shape.  When working on a design like this color choices are important.  The shapes of the beads add to the appeal so I included beads in various sizes from 12 mm to 5mm and in different shapes including rounds and bicones.  Swarovski crystals offers lovely colors in light silk, clear, smoked topaz and olivine.    


 


This design features four wires woven in and out of beads of varied color and shape.   Four strands of Soft Flex beading wire in Onyx and Copper from their trio collection add extra pizzaz to this design.  This wire is sturdy but flexible and holds is shape nicely without kinking.  


The gold findings add the final touch to this lightweight, fashionable necklace.  





Karen

1 comment:

  1. Karen, this is a gorgeous design. I am intrigued by the way the beads stay at their place without moving as you haven't used any crimps. Maybe it has to do with the wire.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy the day.
    Ana

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