View Full Version : First Beaded Necklace
May 4th, 2004, 04:48 AM
I think I have a new addiction. On my way into the city a few weeks ago I spied a new bead store I had never seen before.
Of course I had to stop in, and ended up signing up to take a necklace class.
I took the owners advice and came in a couple of days before class and chose my beads and planned my design. Had a really fun time playing with beads & putting differant combinations together.
This is my first necklace design, the buddah is jade, the green beads are glass and the brown bead are a semi-precious stone. This scan really doesn't do the colors justice.
May 4th, 2004, 05:11 AM
That rocks, Rhiannon!
I've been considering going by our local bead shop here and signing up for a jewelry class, too. Were you able to do that necklace with one class? About how long did it take?
May 4th, 2004, 05:19 AM
Were you able to do that necklace with one class? About how long did it take?
The class itself was 2 1/2-3 hours. 20 Minutes of the class were spent picking out beads, but I had already done that two days before. I probably spent a couple hours picking out my beads and putting my design together on a bead board.
She did a really nice class, gave a background on beading, a tour of the store, explained the differant beads, strings and findings and the did a demo & talked us through stringing our necklace, what a fun day! I am already working on necklace number two. Guess you know what everyone in my family is getting for Christmas this year.
May 4th, 2004, 07:50 AM
What fun, Rhiannon!
I really like it.
I've never seen a clasp like that. It looks a lot easier to hook up than the others I've seen.
May 15th, 2004, 11:19 PM
That is a very lovely necklace! I too am adicted to my local bead shop! I often go in my lunch break and browse. I finally bought some georgous beads recently, but haven't been back there yet to make into a necklace. Unfortunately they dont have a class where I go, so you just sit at the bench and look clueless (well I did hehe) and the girl will come and show you some tricks. I sure wish they had a class.
May 16th, 2004, 05:40 AM
Oooh, I finally got to see it (the picture didn't show up last time I tried). Lovely! :grin: Beads are so much fun!
May 16th, 2004, 05:54 AM
Rhiannon, great design! Jewelry making can be extremely addiciting though, so watch out :twisted:
Whipit, perhaps the store would offer a class if you let them know you are interested. Worth a try, anyway.
May 16th, 2004, 07:02 AM
Rhiannon, that's beautiful!
May 16th, 2004, 04:49 PM
Rhiannon, what a lovely necklace! Sounds like a fun class!
May 17th, 2004, 03:11 AM
VERY PRETTY! I only wish I had the time to make and sew crafts. You did a wonderful job! :smile: