Freeform Beaded Necklace

I just finished this beadwoven necklace last night:

freeform beaded necklace by Carla Barrett

freeform beaded necklace by Carla Barrett

In case you are a beader, I used several techniques to create this piece- freeform peyote, ladder stitch, right angle weave (RAW) stitch, fringe, tubular peyote and RAW stitches.

I first started creating the freeform pendant section, which first looked like this:

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I next created the tubular RAW necklace strap, then decided that the focal point of the pendant was too weak, so then I decided to add some beaded Swarovski rivoli bling as my focal point:

freeform beaded necklace by Carla Barrett

freeform beaded necklace by Carla Barrett

Now I am planning my next one- a class sample beaded piece for my Freeform Beading and Quilting class.

6 thoughts on “Freeform Beaded Necklace

  1. Thank you, linda-kaye, jan, and Doreen, for taking the time to stop by and write! I am supposed to be combining my beading with quilting, but keep getting side tracked by making jewelry instead. My next jewelry piece is already in the works, and my next quilted, beaded project is still waiting to be realized. 🙂

  2. What a beautiful piece of jewelry. Love, love, love those colors. It seems I end with those colors in most of my quilts and yarn projects too! Looking forward to seeing more of your free form jewelry pieces.

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