A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News:  Which flip flop creation is your favorite?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 313,859
Currently Running With Scissors:
452 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Very stuck with this sea necklace  (Read 1123 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: January 15, 2012 01:48:35 PM »

Hello all

I have these beads, which make me think of the reflection of the moon (centre bead) on the sea, with all the little shiny light fragments on the choppy waves around it (all the other beads)

I'd really like to make them into a necklace, held in roughly the arrangement in the photo. But I don't know how. I tried weaving together lots of different shades and textures of ribbons and incorporating the beads as I went along, and it looked awful. I'm still interested in using the ribbons if possible though...here they are:

Don't really want to just line them up on a chain or beading wire as I want something a bit more unusual. Any tips?

Thanks for reading x
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012 03:04:54 PM »

I think what you need is a solid structure for the main focal beads, and then you can build out from there. As a wire artist my first thought is wire, but your ribbons should work too. Try centering your focal bead on a ribbon and knotting it on either side, and spacing out the beads and knotting in new ribbons at intervals. Or, try a 4- or 5-strand braid with the ribbons, adding the beads as you go.

Good luck!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012 04:10:15 AM »

Maybe you should use joiners and connectors.


« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012 03:13:29 PM »

I'd try cutting a base fabric into the shape you want, sewing the ribbons on the base fabric in whatever way strikes your fancy, then sewing on the beads in a formation you like, and finishing it by adding details with seed-beads embroidery. I think it could turn out lovely. Hope I made sense...

Addicted to beads
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Shark week is coming!
@Home This Weekend: Frugal Floral Wreath
July 20th: National Moon Day

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.