Sunday, 6 July 2008

Byzantine Necklace

I haven't managed to make any new beads this week, although I'm itching to get a session at my torch. I will have to wait until next Friday now. I have made so much Byzantine weave this weekend that I can still see it when I close my eyes! I had a commission for a bracelet, which is now finished, and I made one for the Jinney Ring, and I've just finished this necklace, also destined for the Jinney Ring some time soon.

The beads are black, with silvered ivory highlights, and encased in lovely clear glass. I've used my own handmade bead caps, and lots of silver. This is such a versatile necklace I'm tempted to keep it for myself. But I won't...

I managed to take a break from chainmaille (it's a hard life...) and we went for a walk by the river this morning and fed the swans. We managed to dodge the rain and had a lovely relaxing walk. There's something about being close to water that soothes. As always, the camera was at home so I have no swan pics to share, but there were absolutely loads! We did, however, remember to take bread.


Alison said...

Yeah, you've got a comments section at last lol!! I absolutely love the necklace, Heather. I don't think you can beat the combination of lampwork and chainmaille, they were made for each other.

Bumpy Beads said...

LOL yes, it's taken me almost a year to get the comments bit to work! Thanks for your comment. It's always nice to know someone out there actually reads this!