Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's a Classic

All comments will be included in my drawing on November 13 for a knotted amazonite bracelet. What is more classic than a knotted strand of pearls? I've made a few pearl necklaces in my time, but never before knotted a whooooole strand. It was past due and so these beautiful 8mm champagn pearls got 'the treatment'.
I wanted something long so I could wear them a couple of different ways---35" is the perfect length for a double strand and still short enough to wear as a single strand when I want it to look less classic. I think I'm going to try layering it with some of my silver pieces...or maybe gemstones.

It isn't perfect, I noticed when I'd finished that a couple of the knots weren't as tight as I'd hoped they would be, but by the end I was going to town, getting more consistent with my knots and gaining speed as well. All in all a great project and best of all now I have a classic to add to my jewelry box!

6 comments:

redfootcreations said...

oh my goodness!!! i feel like a rank amateur next to you! it's the findings..... they are stunning..... so very classy! not watered down...i bow to your excellent use of photography, illumination, inspiration and overall genius!!

Aries said...

Classy, Classic, Luxurious, Sophisticated-yet-fun, I bet this feels fantastic around your neck! So rich looking too. Just Mah-velous dahlink! :)

Cheers,
Barbara

Dana said...

Love the color of the pearls and your choice of clasp. I love that you can wear that in front and it becomes a part of the design.

Good job.

Lil' Bit and Nan said...

Rickie, I absolutely love this knotted pearl necklace! It is so beautiful and very classic. You know how much I love pearls, they pretty much adorned me all over on my wedding day. I am drooling over this piece....

Rickie said...

Thank you Liippa, Barbara, Dana and Bethany!!! You gals made my day!!!

Nicki said...

This is really beautiful. I never tried knotting before but I think I should now :)