For some reason, when I read the announcement for the Just Thread It! Challenge, I started thinking about spiderwebs (could have been that the challenge was announced near Halloween, or that I've been doing lots of nature-inspired crafts lately). With spiderwebs on my mind, and the desire to make a new 'statement' necklace, I really got into this challenge!
I made this:
I started with a sketch of how I wanted the segments to look. I cut and shaped sections of wire coat-hanger accordingly. (Very sore hands after that, I tell ya!)
I used hockey tape to secure little loops made of beading wire to the coat-hanger shapes. This was so I could attach the shapes later. The hockey tape actually made a really nice surface to work on also. (If you don't have hockey tape, any sort of cloth-like slightly-stretchy tape would work.)
I grabbed some shades of blue embroidery thread from my stash and wrapped around the coat hangers. (...and wrapped and wrapped and wrapped.)
Then I used some contrasting thread and a few tiny silver beads to turn each section into a little dream-catcher web. There's a good tutorial here for the stitch to use: http://www.nativetech.org/dreamcat/dreminst.html
I used some jump rings and chain to put the thing together and... voila!
This was a really great challenge idea. I was inspired to try something different and didn't have to buy a thing (although I did have to steal a wire coat hanger from my mom b/c I never save them).