Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer Corn

I recently made this necklace and earring set for my mother-in-law, as a gift for her birthday. I've noticed over the years that she enjoys wearing simple jewelry that is pleasing to the eye. So when I decided to make her a piece of jewelry, I knew that it would need to be something that she would enjoy wearing. It couldn't be something so extravagant that she would never wear it, yet I did want it to be a quality piece.

I decided to try the herringbone stitch in this piece because I have admired it for a while, but have never tried using it until now. Needless to say I love the herringbone stitch! Definitely a stitch I will be incorporating into other projects in the future. Both the necklace and the earrings were made with it. While the necklace uses the tubular herringbone, the earrings are made with a circular herringbone. For the colors I used a variety of delica beads including copper, gold, a wine color, and a rose tinted metal. The necklace is accented with gold and copper spacer beads and also rainbow amozonite. The necklace clasp is gold filled and the earring clasps are gold.


SecretMe said...

Great work Im sure she'll love it, and BTW congratulations, hope your not feeling too sick anymore!

Rachel said...

Thanks, I'm feeling much better. I just need to start beading some more. I have a project for my dad that I am going to be working on next.

down pillow said...

absolutely love the corn beads the star earrings love to have a pair