Now available! - Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Volume 5 with 12 all-new designs.

Now available! - Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Volume 5 with 12 all-new designs.
Get ready for the Christmas Party season and make yourself some sparkly festive earrings. Christmas Trees, snowflakes, ornaments and stars - these are just a few of the fabulous earrings in this Volume

Friday, October 28, 2011

Moonlight and Pearls - Double the Strands for Impact

Regular readers of my blog will remember the remake, remodel and restyled jewellery posts I've done recently. My Mum loved them all and they were a great gift for her birthday. This week she was visiting again for my son's 21st birthday and she brought along some more jewellery for a makeover. Yippee! I'm loving this!

The latest piece is a re-string. She had bought four strands of moonlight and pearl beads.
Photographing the moonlight beads was a little difficult. It's like photographing the moon; I just about needed a moon filter to get rid of the glare!
 

Anyway, what she wanted was a double strand necklace. And with a beadboard, this was easy to do. By simply laying out the strands of beads in the channel it was obvious how many more beads were needed in the outer strand.

I also added a few more to the inside length and eliminated the extension chain. I'd measured this on Mum beforehand to make sure I'd have it the right length for her. This is one of the real benefits of making your own jewellery.... being able to customise the lengths of your necklaces!

The original necklaces were strung on beading thread and I decided this was the best solution for this particular project... being able to hide the knotted thread inside a calotte is a neat and tidy way of ending each strand before connecting it to the double stranded clasp.

And here it is: from single to double - a simple makeover but a very elegant necklace!
I think a pair of elegant earrings are in order here. Stay tuned.... I have lots of beads left over.

'Til next time.....

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