A little sparkle and shine from Swarovski Crystal Domes, a little more bling with some crystal embellishments. Add the elegance of Czech crystal pearls and you got Just What You Wanted in a necklace! Create a beaded bezel with 10mm Dome, build it up, and fan it out, embellish with some 2mm Swarovski rounds and Czech crystal pearls, build a sweet little 8mm Czech pearl with circular herringbone, embellish with additional 2mm Czech crystal pearls, connect the Dome bezel and the pearl bezels with a connectors of beaded rings.
Downton Abby Redo is the third in my Downton Abby series. This piece is inspired by a necklace the character Isobel Crawley Merton wore in the movie Downton Abby. Using two sizes of Czech crystal pearl cabochons create connecting triangular bezel crystal pearl cabochons to one circular bezeled crystal pearl cabochon. Embellish these components with 2mm Czech crystal pearls and small cup chain. To complete the necklace suspend delicate chain with pearl dangles, and a necklace strap of pearls and a pearl closure.
The story of Queen Judith is as follows. Judith is a character from the TV series the Vikings. Judith is quite a character. She starts off a rather meek and mild wife of the prince. She has an affair with a monk that the Vikings had captured, she has a child by the monk Alhelstan. King Ecbert cuts off Judith’s right ear and then proceeds to have an affair with the King. When King Ecbert dies, her husband becomes King. His reign is quite short as he mysteriously dies, then Judith’s son becomes King, the son by Alhelstan. He mysteriously dies, and his brother, the true king in the line of succession become King. And guess what, he also dies a questionable death. And now we have Queen Judith! This necklace is designed after a piece that Judith wears on the Vikings. I just love this necklace, it is hinged and fits well, and if you don’t want the 5 focal pieces you can make an edited version with component.
This piece was a challenge for me, it started with a picture of an antique necklace. And then the search for the perfect set of components. I couldn’t believe it took me over a year! The component was either too large, too heave or too expensive. Then I found these wonderful paper mache’ beads. I combined the bead with Czech pearls of three sizes, and then the Toho Demi’s beads came out. The perfect combo! The pendant is a combination of several components stitched together with the finishing touch of the necklace chain. The chain easily comes off of the pendant so you are able to wear it with your other creations.
Peekaboo I see you! This was one of those pieces that came about by just playing around with beads. I had some of those awesome Miyuki cotton pearls in just about every size. So I just picked a size and went with it. You will capture the cotton pearl with a simple bezel of beads, working into a drop shape. Then the fun really begins with the embellishing! I love to embellish! We will use some Rose Montee’s, Czech crystal pearls, 2 True beads, Miyuki spacer beads, and seed beads for this piece. Suspend this pendant from a bead circle. You will have several options for wearing this piece. You will decide if you want to wear the piece as a pendant from a short necklace strap or worn long.