And now for something completely different

You probably have to be a Monty Python fan to appreciate the title…

Anyway, this IS completely different from anything I’ve posted about before. Let’s get to it. I’ve been trying to find a couple of necklaces to go with both outfits and earrings I already own. Sometimes you get an idea of what you want and you just can’t find the reality. My solution has always been to try and make what I want. I’ve never got into beading or other jewellery making, thinking I already had too many crafty ideas and I wasn’t going to get hooked on yet another process.

Um. Too late…

I had a box full of beads. Everything you see here except for the clasp and the coral-coloured beads is stuff I already had. Over the years, I’ve scooped up bits of this and that, recycled the other and chopped stuff up to save things I like and pass on the rest. Same with buttons. I even had the beading needles, left over from another project where I needed something really fine. So it was just a matter of laying stuff out in an arrangement I liked. I think maybe I’m going to weave the 3 coral strings in and out of the turquoise string, but I’ll see how it looks before I tie everything off and add the end caps and clasp. Maybe I’ll add another coral string to make it chunkier.

Fingers crossed I don’t make a mess of it. This is the first time I’ve done something like this, so wish me luck. I’ll show you the finished thing if it all works out. If not, well, everything can just go back into my bead box and I’ll carry on looking.

Also, if it does work out, I’ve got a second and more complicated necklace already laid out. That one’s going to need a bit of thought…

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I’m halfway through quilting Can You Teal the Love.

20 thoughts on “And now for something completely different

  1. magpiesue says:

    I’m sure you’ll conquer this craft just as well as you have others. 😁 It will be fun to see the end product!

    • katechiconi says:

      Hmm… I’m not overwhelmed with confidence, my manual dexterity is declining due to arthritic fingers, but if the vision can drive the process, hopefully it’ll work out 😊

  2. Lovely colour combo. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    Love the layout, you can do this. Cando Kate should be your name.

  4. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Sounds like a really good idea to me – something just as you want it. Good luck with finishing it off.

  5. Marty K says:

    Looking forward to seeing the whole outfit together! I used to make a variety of beaded jewelry. I may have to pull out my supplies. 😉

  6. I am convinced there’s nothing you can’t do.

    • katechiconi says:

      Knit, crochet, tat, scrapbooking, spin, lacemaking, beadmaking, throw a pot, leatherwork, woodwork, carving…. etc. This is not hard, and like most of the things I *can* do, it’s about form and colour, and having an idea you want to achieve.

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