Today I thought I would share with you a necklace I made shortly before I left for our recent weekend in the Lakes. I up-cycled a cultured freshwater pearl necklace I bought a year or so ago in Covent Garden, London. They are monster white ring potato pearls and were originally strung simply with a lobster claw clasp. They weren`t expensive but I thought I could do something better with them so I used the same technique as I used here when I made the necklace for my friend Lisa. It uses sterling silver wire, which is soft and flexible and strong which you wire wrap around the pearls to create a link.
Silver Bali daisy beads and round beads are used in the link also. It`s a little tricky to begin with and I wouldn`t recommend doing it for the first time using a precious metal (as I did) as mistakes are made but it doesn`t take long to master and the effect is lovely. I really want to learn how to string pearls knotted on silk and so I think I`m going to have a go at that soon as I love pearls very very much.
On the home front, I`m cracking on with my hand quilting of Z`s quilt and also working on Deborah`s quilt...photos soon! After a difficult last few days, things are peaceful now. I like peaceful. Peaceful is good.