Posts Tagged ‘Necklace’

The year that went by..

January 4, 2010

The last year flew so fast that I am not able to sit down for sometime and reflect on how it went, what I accomplished and didn’t,  and how I can make this one better.

The two things that stand out on the personal front is my son starting Kindergarden and me getting hooked on to beading.
It only seems like yesterday that he was born and I wondering when the feeding, diaper changing,  Doctor visits,  and all the travails of the first year will end. Now, after 5 years, it doesn’t seem so bad.

The other one, where I spend countless hours wondering what to make, sketching the designs when I think of them, taking pictures of jewelry pieces I like,  going to gem shows and stores that sell beads, buying countless strands of beads in these store aisles, talking to more people like me who love beading, creating jewelery, admiring them and gifting them to folks. It does take a big chunk of my life.

This is another necklace I made for a friend. It stands out very elegantly on her. The bead very closely resembles amazonite.


Black Onyx bead necklace

August 24, 2009

Double string black onyx necklace

I made a double string black onyx necklace  for myself. I saw one of my mom’s friends wearing a similar necklace . It was very pretty and quite traditional. I wanted one to go with my saree too.

I used 0.015″ gauge wire to thread the onyx beads. I put in antique gold bead  spacers to bring out the contrast. I also finished this with gold filled clasps. I bought the beads and the findings at 3 beads and a button beadstore. This is my absolute favourite store to buy beads and the folks who work here are very  friendly and helpful. I go in there from time to time to browse through their collection of beaded jewelry.