Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Where did this necklace come from part 2 and giveaway winner

First I would like to share with you all the winner of the Earring Challenge Giveaway!
Congratulations to

Monique of A Half-Baked Notion

Please contact Linda so she can get you your goodies!!!

So when I left you in my last post I had just been back from the Michael's trip and found these and some really cool hematite rings that just begged to come home with me.

So off I went to create.  I attempted to bezel those rounds but they were just not playing nice.  It wasn't the look I was going for.

But before I could even take a picture of those rings as they were purchased they just screamed at me and needed to be beaded right away.  I was loving the way it was going.

 Well as luck would have it and my luck for sure I did not have enough of those rings to do the whole piece.  So how to bring it all together.  Back then I did not have very much experience with spiral herringbone stitch but it just seemed to be the perfect flow so .......

Then the real question.  How to hang the pendant.  Sideways so it flowed from one side to the other or up and down so that it hung as a statement.

As you can see this is perfect in my opinion.  I love wearing this one just because and with just about anything it can go with (when my daughter hasn't hidden it on me.  She says it's hers.) and it hangs just were I want it too.  I had actually worn it to the State Fair last year and was literally stopped by 3 women wondering what booth I bought it in. 

So that is how so many of my creations come to be.  I love to be surprised by what I receive because it challenges me to think and play in a way I may not have before.



  1. Whoa, I am psyched about winning those goodies! Going to send Linda an email NOW!

    I was nodding in agreement as I read about those beads "leading the way" for your design, Kristen. I LOVE when that happens... or I should add, when I listen to the beads LOL. Still haven't learned to "let go and let bead", I guess. That design is a winner... no wonder your daughter has "borrowed" it!

  2. Beautiful - love the links you have created, gorgeous design and combination of all elements.

  3. I love this necklace! Thanks for sharing, Kristen!

  4. Thanks for sharing your process, Kristen! I love this necklace...not only because you used my bead ;-) but also because it's like beaded chainmaille with those hematite rings.


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