Friday, August 6, 2010


This is my entry into the Etsy Beadweavers August challenge "Silver and Gold". I knew right away what I was going to make as soon as I heard the theme! Earlier this summer when I was visiting relatives, we went to this cute little artsy area to do some window shopping. In the window of a jewelry store in Occuquan Virginia I saw a necklace similar to the one I made.
It was a small spiral of silver on one side, with a small spiral of gold on the other and they spiraled together in the front. I didn't take a picture, but just jotted down some thoughts on what my own version would look like. Oglala stitch was perfect, and size 15 seed beads helped scale it to the right size. Because it was so lightweight, I needed to weigh it down on the front. A beaded bead with swarovski crystals was the perfect solution!
I finished it off with a Sparkly Wheel, and bar to make the toggle. Simple and sweet! I listed it yesterday on etsy, and it is one of 50 entries! Please stop by the etsy-beadweaver blog between August 9Th and 15Th to see the rest of the beautiful entries and vote for your favorite.
On another note, my necklace "A Sunny Day in the Garden" sold! The buyer inquired as to matching post earrings, and these are what I came up with. The are a hair under 20mm across, and are finished off with sterling silver posts. I think they turned out great, and the customer likes them too! What a perfect end to the week!

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