Phew, putting the necklace together was trickier than I had anticipated. At one point I considered putting the beads into a bowl to be admired and forgetting the necklace altogether! These beaded beads are heavier than my candy cane ones, The white 'pearl' beads must be heavier than the ones I usually use. I threaded the flower beads onto the same size 40 thread that I used to crochet the beads, but it didn't feel secure. I left the thread in place and added a thread of nylon beading thread. It's like invisible thread - I felt as though I were making the emperor's clothes. I did a stitch through the felt of each bead, but it doesn't prevent the beads from swiveling. So be it. The necklace does feel stronger and more substantial with the two threads holding it together. I threaded both threads through the clasp, took them back through the green beads at the ends and then secured them in the felt of the first and last beaded beads.
Your necklace is lovely! I've worked with nylon beading thread, and it does seem like nothing's being done. However, as you've stated, it does feel stronger. My biggest problem with the beading thread is kinking, which I find quite frustrating!ReplyDelete
It's a wonderful necklace!! I love the flower beads!!! :)ReplyDelete
They are beautiful, Jane.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous necklace, well worth the 'struggle' you had putting it together!ReplyDelete
Fabulous, a wonderful necklace and those beads you made are beautiful well doneReplyDelete
Beautiful beads and necklace !!! And I love the fact that hiding ends in beads is so easy ;-DReplyDelete
Easy with felt beads, maybe a bit trickier with wooden beads.Delete