Seascape Spiral Necklace (BLBN25)
This gorgeous necklace of blues and greens is worked in spiral weave in colours to complement the fabulous lampwork pendant made by Claire Louise Patrick of Ciel Creations.
Claire's lampwork beads (each made using glass rods with a flame torch, building the bead up layer by layer before annealing overnight in a kiln) are always an inspiration to me. This time I wanted to keep the beadwork fairly simple, so I made a straightforward spiral rope in four colours of seed beads, attaching the lampwork bead with a beaded bail and fringing. The beadwork toggle clasp reprises the colours in the focal bead.
The necklace is 24"/614mm long (it will pop straight over your head, but the toggle clasp is robust enough for use) with a drop of 8cm. The lampwork bead is 3.5cm long and you can see both the front and the back in the photographs.
The style and colours of this necklace mean you can wear it for both work and going out, with all manner of outfits. It looks stunning against dark blue.