Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bone and Swarovski Necklace

I get my inspiration from many places. Sometimes it is very clear where the inspiration comes from. Other times not so much. Usually, the beads you find will "speak" to you. Often just moving beads around on your work table will just fall together and say : "I'm a new piece - just put me together"
Well, this necklace's "inspiration" is not like that at all. I saw it on a web site. Often bead suppliers offer ideas for necklaces, bracelets. The object, of course, is to show how their beads and other supplies can be used. Normally when I see such a suggestion, I do not make it exactly as shown. But this time I did. Part of the appeal, for me anyhow, was that this is something different than I usually make. I can see other possibilities with the design, specifically using leather cord for part of the necklace. The oval shaped bone beads are combined with Swarovski crystals and some silver plated bead caps. The caps have a different shape and hold the bone beads flat. It is about 18 inches long and looks nice with casual clothes. (I may have to buy a new shirt to go with it ;-) but really it looks great with several I already have.
The supplier, by the way, is Auntie's Beads and their web site is Check them out. They have some nice things.


  1. Hi, Bev, what a nice necklace. Good job! I love it when crafters up and decide to do something completely different from their usual routine. What a brave bunch...


    at Rings & Things

  2. Thanks, Dave.
    Nice to hear from someone at Rings and Things. I appreciate you taking the time to look at my blog and comment. I love your catalog and Trunk shows when you come to the Boston area. Unfortunately, I missed the last one. I had a sidewalk sale that day. Decisions, decisions ;-) It went very well.

  3. Bev- I left a message for you on your website, but have now found your blog so am posting here too! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your comments on the Neptune Festival sculpture that we made. What brought you all the way to VA. for that?


    Did you happen to take a look at the jewelry made by Ladyroots on my site? Click on the lion head (left hand side of the page) and it will take you to her site. She makes beaded jewelry and has mastered many techniques of which I know nothing about but I'm sure would mean something to you.

    I am new to blogging and still have alot to learn. I will make a point of becoming a follower of your blog once I figure out how to do that.

    Anyway, we'll have to stay in touch. One of my best friends lives in Quincy, MA. and I go to visit her there at least once a year sometimes more. I also have a Great Uncle that lives in Boston.

    Thanks again for checking out my blog. I really appreciate it and your comments!


  4. Auntie's Beads is really good for instructional videos as well. The necklace is a nice design, great job!