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:
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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.
Maybe this should be Scheherazad II
Thanks so much Deanna!
I love Midnight at the Oasis.
How about Tales of a Thousand Nights?