Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dutch Spiral Necklace-It's Finished !


Dutch Spiral Necklace, originally uploaded by ambrosianbeads.

UPDATE !!! Mom loved the necklace !!!

Back in November, my mom commissioned me to make a necklace in brown, cream and black beads. I have been planning to get around to the dutch spiral technique, and finally gave it a shot. I like how the necklace turned out, but I won't be doing another one anytime soon. I like to work tight, but this stitch is so unbelievably floppy, I just couldn't get a grip on it. After hours and days of fighting it like a snake, I gave up and finished the necklace with tubular herringbone stitch and a vintage glass button. Haven't given it to mom yet, because I had to get a couple photos done first.

9 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Very nice! I love the use of the button, too. :D

Kerrie said...

That's a really great necklace Carol and I'm sure your mom will love it!

I haven't tried that stitch yet :)

Melody said...

Very pretty necklace! I love the way you finished it, too.

Linda said...

Carol - the color combo in this is gorgeous! I bet your mom will absolutely LOVE this. Wonderful work. Linda

PinkPoochDesigns said...

I love the style and colors of this necklace, Stunning!!

Glass and Splinters said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! It works so well with the herringbone stitch.

Falskblondin said...

A great necklace and the colors are so fine. Gorgeous work :-)

Karen Zaorski said...

I'm a big fan of the Dutch Spiral. Your necklace came out beautiful and the colors you used work so well together.

daisywhite said...

It's beautiful, I love it!!!!!Daisywhite.U.S.A.