Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Steel-cut button necklace - part three


I finished this piece by first adding the needed hardware (two hammered silver loops) and then stitching on the backing fabric.  I used the edging brick stitch that you'll find in the free first chapter of my e-book, Every Bead Has a Story









I alternated jet-colored glass beads with picots around the outside.  At first I thought the black beads might be real jet, but alas, they are glass.  Still nice, though, and vintage!






Finally, I salvaged the chain from the falling-apart purse that Jean gave me, the same one that the steel seed beads came from.  I added a Bali silver clasp set to either end.







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15 comments:

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Wow!!!!!!! fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you! I'm relieved that it's finished ;-)

Carol said...

I bet this is even more gorgeous in person. I think the camera probably doesn't do it justice.

Cyndi L said...

Thank you Carol...it's very very sparkly, which doesn't translate well :-)

Boot ~C said...

I love the chain & the way you used it!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you Boot~C! The chain was the handle of the antique purse that I reused in this piece :-)

WindyRiver said...

Another fantastic work of art - well done! Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques.

Cyndi L said...

Thanks for your support xoxo

A Creative Dream... said...

Absolutely amazing... but everything you create is... this is gorgeous!

Eden said...

I love the detail with the beads in this!! Not an easy task!!

Cyndi L said...

You are so nice to me! :-)

Softflexgirl said...

Wow - this is amazing Cyndi!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you, Sara...I'm hoping to wear it tonight to a gallery opening :-)

Marion Ravendel said...

Fab!!!! I just found your site and every project is better than the next!!!!

Cyndi L said...

Aren't you sweet! Thanks for visiting, Marion :-)

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