Last week I showed off the beads I bought from Smika. Then I found a few quiet (rare) minutes to sit down and put a necklace together. Here is how it went for me.
Firstly I laid out my beads in a pattern that I thought worked well. I hunted around in my thread box for something natural looking and found some linen thread. I measured out about a metre of thread and using a sharp needle, I threaded through one bead at a time, about one third of the way down each bead. I tied a double knot between each bead to stop them moving too much along the thread. I measured it around my neck and trimmed to size.
Kim, if you are reading – do you remember when we bought this in Stockholm? It was crisp, I wore a silver puffer jacket, yours was green or orange. We were even crafty girls way back then!
Klippan don’t seem to produce this linen thread anymore (they do produce lovely textiles still) but I have found sraige on Etsy produce a linen thread if you wanted to stick with linen. Then I came upon a dilemma. No fastener – this being my first foray into necklace making. We all raced next door to my lovely neighbours house (who as well as being lovely is a nurse educator and dabbles in jewelry making). She came to the rescue with a magical thing – a magnetic fastener. What an invention. So easy.
Here is the final result. I liked it so much that it deserved a trip to the Art Gallery last Friday with kidlets and a Greek dinenr out in the city with the Viking and kidlets.
This is not a paper project, but I am posting it in here for want of a better home! Go make one – it was so easy.