I really love the braided technique I’m doing with the Knotty Do-It-All. The necklace I made today is the first for which I used waxed jewelry cord rather than waxed linen. I also used some beads I really love. The pendant is a wonderful resin and brass creation from Inviciti. They use high resolution scans of images from rare and antique books. Be still my heart. I love them. The brass bezels are even beautiful on the back, and the resin is treated to look old and worn. They do a fabulous job of getting me as close as possible to having precious antique pieces!
I wanted to use a bit of color in a smaller bead near the front, and pulled in some of the blue from the pendant with tiny dyed jade beads. Then I used gorgeous rough chrome tourmaline nuggets for the rest of the necklace. I got these from an Andrew Thornton destash. I have gotten some of my best beads from him, and these are no exception. This is the kind of bead I swoon over. Ok, I swoon over pretty much all beads, but I especially love rough semi-precious nuggets in this medium size. They are perfect for the type of jewelry I really like to make.
Chrome tourmaline is a green stone. It’s not that easy to see in its rough state, but in the right light (not winter light in Wisconsin, I can tell you) the green shows through beautifully and is perfect for this necklace as that is another color I’d like to bring out of the pendant.