Sometimes designs start with the layout and the general look of the piece, but other times they start with the materials.
This necklace started with these really cute ceramic owl beads. I had an idea to make a bracelet with them, but for some reason couldn’t get over the fact that they would be lying sideways around the wrist. (I know, silly, but it’s just how I think.) So I opted for a necklace instead.
This would be a fun design to make with a variety of different animal or other beads that need to go up-and-down like a totem pole. As long as the bead holes are large enough for your twine to go through, the stringing is quite simple.
It’s also fun to dig through your charms and beads and find various things to add to the bottom for dangles.
Have fun making your animal/bead stacked necklace!
Tools and Materials:
- Focal beads in design of your choice, I used ceramic owls like these
- Spacer beads
- Accent beads, I used frosted glass crackle beads
- Variety of charms for the bottom dangle
- 8 mm split ring
- Waxed linen twine
- Clasp or closure of your choice
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Charming Owls Necklace-Jewelry Video Tutorial at YouTube