Monday, February 15, 2010

A bead embroidered necklace with CZs - part three

Now I just need a name...


Once the necklace has edging brick stitch around the entire edge, it's time to do a little math.  To make it easier, I started from the middle and worked outward, tying a small piece of black Nymo thread at each space where I would stitch a CZ or an accent bead (these are the CZ beads that I got from Artbeads).  All the rest of the necklace would be finished with a simple three-bead picot stitch. 



 


 


I recommend going back for a second or even a third pass through the section where the accent beads and CZs are added.  Their weight could prove to be too much for a single strand of beading thread over time.



Here is the piece with all the beading done.  You can see the wires sticking up from each end: they were curled into a circle and stitched in place to the back of the front fabric before the edging was done.  This method gives you a very strong and clean finish at the top edge.



Add a couple of beads and turn a wrapped loop around the chains of a toggle clasp.  You're done!


You can see the rest of the construction here:
Part one
Part two
Part three


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24 comments:

Sher said...

Every time I see your bead embroidery I am left speechless. This is so luscious!

Cyndi L said...

Sher, thank you so much! What a sweet thing to say :-)

cjvierow said...

Wow, gorgeous!! The finished necklace is unbelievably fabulous. It made me think, oohh, Scheherazade.

Eileen Bergen said...

The dangles are the perfect finishing touch.

I think I would hang it on the wall in a shadow box to display when I wasn't wearing it - like most of the time, so that I could enjoy it every day.

Very striking.

Jean Hutter said...

it is so beautiful - I love all the inprogress posts - lets us all know how much work goes into a piece like this - it is gorgeous!

Cyndi L said...

Funny enough, I already have one called Scheherazad or else I'd definitely use that! It's the same colors, but different materials :-)

Maybe this should be Scheherazad II

http://www.wildestdreamsdesigns.com/scheherazad.html

Cyndi L said...

Thanks guys :-) Eileen, I am definitely running out of room...time for a sale maybe.

Deanna F. said...

When I saw this I immediately thought "Midnight at the Oasis" because it looks like something from Aladdin and the desert. Beautiful work!

Cyndi L said...

Oh shoot yes!! That's it! Midnight at the Oasis (send you camels to bed...)

Thanks so much Deanna!

Misty Enchantments said...

Simply magical, I love it. Queen of the night type necklace. btw, this is Misty from beadingaholics.

Cyndi L said...

Hi Misty! Thanks so much for visiting! I'm going to make a list of all the great names...since I'm so "name challenged" it will be good to have a list around :-)

Cyndi L said...

BTW Misty, your blog won't let me leave you a comment, so I hope you see this one...I love the necklace that you made in time for Valentine's Day! It's very romantic :-)

cheryl said...

I think it should be named something like Cleopatra or an equally elaborate name as this is an elaborate piece :-) Cheryl

Cyndi L said...

Cheryl thanks! I love using the names of strong women for my pieces.

Eileen Bergen said...

On my way over here from the Artsy Bloggers Link Roundup I was thinking "Cleopatra". Funny to see someone else had the same thought.

I love Midnight at the Oasis.

How about Tales of a Thousand Nights?

Cyndi L said...

Oh I like that too, Eileen! I'm putting that one on the list for future use, thanks!

Joyce, Bead Bee said...

Gorgeous bib necklace! Great tips & explanation as well as very high quality photos - very helpful! Thank you, Joyce

Cyndi L said...

Thanks Joyce, and you're very welcome :-)

Noreen Crone-Findlay said...

Wow, Cyndi, that is spectacular, glorious and downright fabulous!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you, Noreen :-)

A Creative Dream... said...

I'd love to offer up a suggestion, but I'm pretty much stuck on "WOW"...

Cyndi L said...

lol!!

Anonymous said...

Love the luscious reds!! How about Martian Bliss- the red planet!

Cyndi L said...

Oooo, I like that idea too! Mars has so many evocative images associated with it. Thanks :-)

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