Six Strand Art Glass Necklace

I spent a winter’s day making this necklace with my older sister with materials from her vast collection. Thanks, Beth! Unfortunately, we no longer live in the same town, but seeing this project will always be a pleasant reminder of listening to the Kinks whilst complaining about the big, bad world. This necklace has practically everything, natural stone rounds, freshwater pearls and lampwork glass. 22″

Peyote Leaf Necklace

From Thanksgiving to the end of January I toiled away. First, I covered a length of drapery cord with peyote stitch, simply letting the pattern “happen”. Then I individually stitched each leaf, adding dewdrops here and there. I hid the clasp within the leaves at the front, so the design could flow undisturbed around the neck.

I originally found the idea in a how-to book, and I thought I could make a fancier one. So I did. 23″.