Russian Heart Spiral Necklace (BW58)
The focal pendant of this necklace is a handmade lampwork bead (from Ciel Creations) in black glass with a delightful roses design.
One of the things I love doing, when working with talented lampworkers' beads, is matching the colours in seed beads and creating a complementary design for the necklace. Here I've used a Russian spiral stitch using blacks, greens and reds with purple bugle beads.
The stitch naturally twists and turns and is the perfect foil for the pendant. I've created a space at the front where the beadwork doesn't twist so that the pendant will sit nicely in the centre.
The necklace is 18.5" (475mm) long, fastening with a beadwork toggle clasp.
No metal was used in this necklace, which makes it perfect for those who cannot wear metal next to their skin.
The style is very versatile - wear it for work or going out.