It all started out innocently enough with a wonderful sunflower raku cabochon by Etsy's very own http://lisapetersart.etsy.com I love working with this artist's creations.
I used bead embroidery and peyote beadweaving to create a bezel and bail for this beautiful cab, resulting in a pendant that is 2.5" wide and 3" long. The blues and bronzes and yellows in the cab show must accurately in the last photo (which was taken when everything was still a work in progress), so please take a minute to look at that more closely. The pendant is backed with midnight blue leather.
I used galvanized Japanese delica beads in a fantastic lemon yellow and tiny rocailles in "fancy blue" (read: the blue has a golden shimmer/halo to it) in both the pendant and the first of the two necklaces I made for it.
The beadwoven necklace/choker was made with both twisted ndebele and peyote stitches; the ndebele section is 12" long and the section of peyote circles is just over 5" long. As you can see from the photographs, the rope can be worn with the circles in back or by itself with the circles as the focal.
And because I love fibers and can never leave well-enough alone ;), I had to crochet some fibers together for a third look. I took three 24" crocheted chains of simply yummy yarns and knotted them together at both ends. (Just use a crochet hook to coax the fringe ends through the bail and pull gently. I'll even send you a hook if you don't have one; just let me know!) Come to think of it, this is really a 4-in-1 piece, because the crocheted necklace is pretty to wear on its own as well!
If you're interested in a cuff to wear with this, check out this Ain't No Sunshine beauty by LoveliesFromMihana - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34061837
This necklace will be shipped in an elegant gift box using First Class Mail with delivery confirmation. You can upgrade to Priority Mail for $3 by leaving a request in the "Message to Seller" box of the purchase order; wait for an amended invoice.
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