Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Russian Circus Necklace

 I made a couple of bead crochet bangles (click HERE), but could not get used to the accent beads sticking up.  What were my choices?  Wear them (not much because I don't like them), re-design & re-make or, tear them out & re-use the beads in something else.   If the re-design doesn't work, the trash option is always there.  Re-design it was.  I had one magnetic closure left in my stash and it just fit.
 So, that took care of that end.  Now, with the other end, I tried a large polymer focal bead; didn't like it.  I tried a slinky dutch spiral focal; didn't like it.  As you can see, I ended up with a short bit of Russian Spiral to join the other two ends.  I used a You-Tube Russian Spiral video tutorial to refresh my memory.  It is not in English, but was easy to follow (click HERE).
I like it a lot because I can wear it with the magnetic closure in the back, on the side or as a focal.  I crocheted the bracelets using a couple of patterns from Judith Bertoglio-Giffin's Circus Bangle Pattern book which is available through her website (click HERE) or Sova-Enterprises (click HERE).  Hope your week is going well and is as much fun as a 3-ring circus.


Barbara said...

Beautiful and so versatile!

Marta Borysevych said...

Great design!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow Marlene this is stunning

Its All About Creating said...

Thank you all so much.

moin said...

The necklaces are very beautiful and appealing. I loved the color combination. The yellow looks absolutely stunning with the red.