It probably won’t come as a big surprise to those of you who have been following me for a while to find out that this necklace started with the ceramic seahorse beads. I find interesting and creative materials to be so inspiring!
Although I’m really happy with the way the seahorse and multiple strands came out on this necklace, I’m not sure if I’m totally thrilled with the large lampwork bead. I don’t know that I achieved the visual balance I was looking for. Let me know in the comments what you think.
Of course you could use this design as the basis for designing with any beads that you have. This is another fun one for going through your stash and seeing what you can find that works together.
I’m actually rethinking my issue with having the seahorses go sideways around my wrist. (I know, it’s silly.) One thing I love about these flat types of beads is that they make extremely comfortable bracelets. If I do something with my three remaining seahorse beads I’ll be sure to post it on Facebook and Instagram for you to see.
Tools and Materials:
- Focal beads such as ceramic beads and lampwork beads
- One hank of 6/0 seed beads (about 80 inches)
- Small accent beads in a different color, if desired
- 2 bead cones
- 2 long head pins, or 3 inch pieces of wire
- Bead stringing wire
- Bead stoppers
- Chain for back of necklace
- Crimping pliers or the One Step Crimper
- Wire cutters
- Chain nose pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Seahorse Necklace-Beaded Beading Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.