Phew - I'm starting to get the hang of this jewellery lark.
I was given a broken necklace by my aunt (she knows I like to salvage materials from broken things), to make into something new for her. This was a long necklace, just a piece of tiger tail threaded with loads of different colours glass beads.
She told me which of the beads she liked, and said I could keep anything I didn't use - Hurrah! Of course, I wasn't just going to thread beads plain onto a piece of tiger tail or beading thread - I'd have to do something a little more inventive
I'm still quite new to making jewellery, but I'm really quite pleased with how this turned out.
First I threaded each bead onto its own individual piece of wire, to make them into links:
This took absolutely ages, but I've definitely gotten a lot better at it now
Then, time to attach them artfully on a piece of silver chain!
And here's the finished necklace:
I've got enough beads left over to make 2 or 3 more of these, all in different colours. Unfortunately, I've run out of chain!!