Turquoise Spiral Necklace
Originally uploaded by Fiberdabbler.
Technically this is an FO, a Finished Object, except it wasn't one of my targeted UFO's that had been sitting around awhile. In the midst of my knitting frenzy, I had a persistant urge to bead. True, I had acquired the materials for this project last year; in fact, right after I rediscovered the pattern in Bead and Button #47, February, 2002. Truly I confess there was a delay since my earlier posting about this piece. I misplaced the magazine -- again.
The only change I made from 's design is lengthening the rope so the necklace would slip over my head. The same #8 iris beads in the rope are within the gem chip section, but the chips are so dense, the sparkle doesn't show through. I will probably add a few to the surface to lend greater cohesion to the two sections. By the way, the chip section is a continuation of the seed bead spiral. You can't discern a twist because of the shape and size irregularity of the gem chips. Oh, and except for using 1 or 2, I eliminated the rose quartz from the soup mix.