I designed this necklace using a huge beaded crystal rivoli surrounded by crystal embellishments. I then braided (with the Kuhmihimo technique) a 9 inch rope made of strands of crystals and seed beads to support the rivoli pendant. A second rope made of strands of colorful fibers was added for the remainder of the total 24 inch length necklace. The rivoli pendant with the crystal embellishments measures 3 inches in diameter. The clasp is magnetic and hidden in the fiber ending. Over 200 crystals were used in this design.
I created this necklace for the September 2010 (Etsy Beadweavers Challenge) theme "Bollywood". After researching Indian women’s jewelry, as worn in Bollywood movies, I decided to create a necklace that every woman would love to wear in India or anywhere else.
I am a proud member of the Etsy Beadweavers Street team. The voting for the September challenge of "Bollywood" starts on September 9 and is open until the 15th at the bead weavers website (http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com).