Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ocean Treasures Necklace

The August theme for the Etsy Beadweavers is Sea Adventures and I created this necklace in response to the challenge.

The white washed shell is from Melbourne Beach, Florida, which I visited in February 2013.

The process started by glueing the shell to a piece of Lacy's Stiff Stuff. Next, I embroidered around the shell in peyote stitch.

After bezeling the shell, I began to add the fringe which includes freshwater pearls.

After the fringe, I added 3mm swarovski crystals around the shell.

The rope is twisted herringbone, made with 3 shades of purple seed beads...

And topped with silver plated, nickel free bead caps, with silver plated, nickel free jump rings and lobster clasp.

The back is finished with soft, periwinkle ultra suede.

The pendant is attached with a peyote band embellished with pearls, round beads, and swarovski crystals.

This piece can be purchased in my Etsy shop, along with many more handmade pieces.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely! My beaded shells just have a beaded peyote bezel, I haven't tried doing them with bead embroidery - shall have to have a try!