Designed by Renee Kovnesky, Beaded and reviewed by Christine Mole
Bead & Button magazine, Issue 130, December 2015, Page 72.
Difficulty Rating: 3 Bicones.
The first one was made using the ever popular Bronze 457, with Turquoise SuperDuos as per the B&B Project.
Materials used in the “purple” necklace were:
Some important things to remember are –
After finishing the purple version I wanted to make a brighter necklace. In my stash I found –
Picture 1 – Grouping the beads to get an idea of how they would look. With only a small quantity of Opaque Turquoise SuperDuos I was planning to use just one of those per segment.
Picture 2 – First row complete and sizing checked.
Picture 3 – I had started working with the Opaque Olive SuperDuos (see right of photo), but I didn’t really like the way it was looking. I counted the Turquoise ones and there were 76 – just enough to do two per segment with a couple over, so I ripped it out and used the Opaque Turquoise ones instead.
In Picture 4 I had started inserting the Opaque Olive SuperDuos with Opaque Turquoise 11/0s but this seemed a bit lacking. I completed two segments and then decided to try with Matt Olive 11/0s instead. I liked that much better, so ripped it out and started the row again.
Picture 5 – The Pinnacle Necklace finished. Matt Olive 15/0s used in the last row. One of the things I learned from this project is that once you start working with the beads you have chosen it may not look as good as you thought originally and stringing a couple of segments with an alternative colour/bead can change the perspective. I think that using the Matt Olive made the SuperDuos “pop” where the Opaque Turquoise was a bit boring.
This project is easy enough for a beginner with stringing knowledge and makes a lovely delicate necklace for you, or for a gift.