Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tyvek Beaded Necklaces
Last week I took a 'stay-cation' and stayed home to putter with my art supplies, sleep late and go to the beach. I finished 4 artquilts that I had started before I started my no longer 'new' job, almost two years ago.
I also finished up some jewelry I had half done. I tried to use up my abundance of tyvek beads (see my tutorial on artsinthecards.blogspot.com if you don't know how to make tyvek beads) and my odd assortment of semi-precious gem chips and mismatched silver findings.
I also discovered that I could make some really delicate necklaces with silk cord and little crystals...my husband got my daughter Amanda a gorgeous necklace for her recent birthday. (I loved it and was tempted to keep it for myself.)After inspecting it, I discovered that it was not gemstones floating on a delicate silver chain, but grey silk cording with the gems, along with tiny glass beads. So, I have been puttering and tying tiny knot after tiny knot. I think I have finally gotten the hang of it. I inherited a bunch of crystal beads from my sister in law, Carol (thanks Carol!)and didn't quite know what to do with them, but I do now.