Thursday, 5 May 2011

Another Pearl Necklace

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.

4 comments:

susan said...

Peaceful is good. And your necklace is beautiful. Love the combination of silver you used to link each pearl together.

diane said...

Glad you are feeling better and things are settling down. The necklace is so pretty. You keep surprising me with your multiple talents!

Helen in Switzerland said...

Yes, peaceful is very good. And your pearl necklace is a delight - clearly a lady of many talents!

two hippos said...

Peaceful is good! Love the pearls, beautiful.