KR Designs 11 - Beadwoven Jewelry Blog

This blog is for my comments about making beadwoven jewelry, my inspirations, frustrations, and love of color.

The banner is Lilacs in Springtime, a free form peyote bracelet.

Friday, May 28, 2010

June Etsy Beadweaver's Challenge Entry

I decided to do a more playful theme for the Phenomenon challenge. This necklace is called Rolling Snowballs. The stitch, dutch spiral, reminds me of rolling a snow ball, stopping to pack it together and then rolling some more. The spiral is an increasing number of white iris charlotte beads that are loose, with several other beads that are connected in peyote style. The top portion of the necklace is strung white Swarovski pearls and crystal moonlight and crystal ab Swarovski crystals in rounds and bicone shapes. This necklace is 24 inches long. It is white and crystal ab. I'm thinking of doing a bridal and special occasion section in my etsy shop. Taking the pictures was somewhat of a challenge with white and depth of field to get the entire necklace in focus; the skinny one is taken almost vertical while the other is flat focusing on the center front of the necklace. The skinny one is most in focus for the entire necklace. When I photographed it on white, I had some shadows which were cooler than the necklace!


  1. It's beautiful and airy and I love the effect of the rolling snowballs. Almost makes me appreciate winter.

  2. Thanks Christine. The necklace would look great with a white sundress and a lovely summer tan.