This mess happened to be made when the box that I store the pearls in was placed on its end in a carry bag to take to work (the gas station). I opened the case and pulled it out only to find some of the beads had decided to move in with each other. Then it hit me. A couple of those would be perfect in a chain necklace.
I only used a couple of colors from the mess, and added cloisonnes and glass chips. The next question was how to string it.
I thought about using stringing wire and crimp beads so I could space them just the way I wanted.
Having masterfully packed my bags for the gas station, I went
looking for the crimp beads only to find that I had left them at home. So, I did what any self-respecting beader would do. I cursed myself, and came up with plan “B”. I broke out the wire and started to make bead units. As I was putting all this together, I was coming up with another idea on how to string these little fellas together.
This is what I came up with, handmade “s” chain. I figured I could work with this. It would be easy to measure the length and space the units with these.
I had to hook both strands together without breaking from the color
scheme. I made two squiggles, and fashioned a hook and a figure eight for the ring to hook it onto. I don’t like to use jump rings to much for this part on necklaces that have more than one strand because I am always a little scared it won’t hold.
What does it look like?
This piece has been sold, but I would be more than happy to recreate it.