I named today’s project after the dogwood tree that will be blooming soon in my yard. Every year in early May I so enjoy its beautiful pink and white blossoms. These pink ceramic beads, white crystal and crackled beads and the white enameled metal focal all bring to mind the springtime beauty of the dogwood.
This necklace design began with a photo I found online. My apologies, but I cannot find the original source. It appears to be from a catalog, and not a jewelry designer, though. If you recognize it, please let me know so I can give proper credit.
I was intrigued by the way the largest beads are not at the usual center front position. My version is a little bit more asymmetrical than the inspiration piece. Even if I did have two of those white metal flowers, I’m not sure that I would have used them both. The almost perfectly balanced design is more interesting, I think, than complete symmetry.
This piece goes together quickly, especially if you use the One Step Looper tool. Be sure to double check the security of all your loop and chain connections.
Tools & Materials:
- ceramic beads
- 8mm crackle beads
- crystal beads
- flower pendant/charm
- 20 gauge silver plated wire
- necklace chain
- 1.5 & 3mm one step loopers
- chain nose pliers
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Dogwood Necklace-Beaded Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.