Victorian Purple Collar

Is this Victorian? I actually named it for the netted stitch that runs across the middle. Everything I know about beading I learned from books from the craft store or the library. I suppose I could have taken a class, but I’ve always appreciated diagrams and most stitches aren’t too difficult to figure out. I save my money for art metal class, which is considerably more challenging. Adjustable chain closure. 18″

Gray Green Twig Necklace

Occasionally, I will leaf through a bohemian chic catalog and see what the models are wearing. This necklace is inspired by a simple necklace I saw in¬†Anthropologie. I began a more complicated version,¬†consisting of individually woven leafy twigs built upon a woven chain.¬†Before I realized what I was doing, it was too late to turn back. 20″