What do you think…?

Personally, I reckon it works rather well.

I need a lot more, so that they’re thickly clustered, but I think the overall effect is pretty good.

It’s not too tricky. Take an inch of silver wire. Turn up one end with a pair of needle nose pliers to form a ‘stop’. Slip on a small silver spacer bead. Fold your triangle of fabric in half and poke the other end of the wire through both thicknesses of fabric at the apex, about an eighth of an inch from the point. Push the triangle down towards the bead at the end. Fold the two ‘wings’ of the triangle in towards the centre. Poke the wire and fabric into the bottom of the cone and feed the wire through the hole in the top. Slip another spacer onto the wire. Using the pliers, form a loop at the top, snipping off the excess wire before you close the loop. Done. All that’s left is to gently pull off any dangling threads and slip the ‘bead’ onto the wire choker.

I need to remake a couple of the beads where the fabric has come adrift because I didn’t use the first spacer bead inside the cone. Apart from that, it’s really simple.

Now I just have to think about what to do with all the other triangle scraps. This necklace  has barely scratched the surface…

37 thoughts on “What do you think…?

  1. claire93 says:

    very stylish!

  2. I think it sparkles and glows, looks wonderful all put together, and looks wonderful on you! If I was trying to make one for myself I would try to get the tops of the silver cones spaced along the choker somehow, but that’s only my preference, not saying it looks wrong as it is. Thanks for the great tips on how to assemble them!

    • katechiconi says:

      You know, I looked at that, and it makes them look a little… sad. They are pretty small, and I like the effect better when they’re clustered. For me, it’s not about the individual beads, but about the blend and play of fabrics and colours.

  3. Dayphoto says:

    You are so talented! It’s always fun to see what you come up with!

  4. Marty K says:

    Love this! You are so creative!

  5. tialys says:

    Before I scrolled down fully I thought you were asking the question about your lips – thinking maybe you’d had some fillers or something and were asking our opinion for some reason 🤣

    The necklace looks fun and colourful, very you.

    And, if you had have been asking about your lips, being possessed of disappointingly thin ones, I’d have said they look great just as they are so don’t put any more filler in.

  6. magpiesue says:

    I am confident you will eventually come up with something creative to do with the remaining triangles. 😁

  7. Caroline says:

    I think it looks wonderful. Colourful and unusual.
    When I said the other day that it would make a great Christmas garland I hadn’t realised how petite they were.
    I guess if you wanted to space them out evenly you could add some spacers between the loops.

    • katechiconi says:

      I rather like them clustered. I think I’d space them if they were bigger, to showcase them more, but the fabric scraps are very small, and I feel they give a better effect if they’re massed together.

  8. Debbierose says:

    Lovely, this is a very pretty idea

  9. nanacathy2 says:

    That’s so pretty. Reckon you have sorted Christmas gifting.

  10. ooooooooh……rubbing hands in anticipation……

  11. if you have any round nose pliers you’ll be able to coil a cone, and mix it up a bit. Or use one of the end caps as a former and bash the coil with something to work harden it up – I’d stick them in the tumbler, but if you haven’t got one, something like a wooden spoon to smack the coil with help without too much deforming. If you create a loop (like an eye pin) at each end, you’d be able to thread through your anchoring wire / thread for the scraps through them both which would help with the stability. Looks fabulous.

  12. Love ’em… and more is more!

  13. cedar51 says:

    the objects would look very nice on a long wire as a kind of garland – with spacers between to keep them apart…

    but yes interesting use of scraps – enjoy wearing

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