A New Necklace – Combining Chains and Strung Beads

A New Necklace - Combining Chains and Strung Beads


I’m very much into mixing chains and bead stringing right now. I love the lightness and texture of a mix of chain styles combined with the heft, solidness and color of strung beads.

I like that one piece can look like several pieces that happen to coordinate.

Three strands but only one clasp.

The goddess pendant my husband made while I was at CHA based on some ideas we had discussed. I told you about our Big News on Monday. I’m excited to be working with him on a line of jewelry and I can’t wait to see what other designs our experiments produce.

On Wednesday I shared Tips for Choosing a Color Palette when designing jewelry and now today I have a finished piece to share.


A New Necklace - Combining Chains and Strung Beads



I like this piece and think I will have it around for a long time. It means a lot to me.

It’s the first piece we worked on together.

It features the goddess icon we created for my first blog… together.

There is a lot of TOGETHER going on here…

…stay tuned to my post next week where I complain about how he listens to the radio too loud when I’m trying to write and he gets on the treadmill in the morning when I’m still sleeping. :)


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5 Responses to “A New Necklace – Combining Chains and Strung Beads”

  1. January 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

    Oh my gosh Vicki, this piece turned out gorgeous! It’s nice to have your husband working with you but it does come at a price :) You love him obviously, flaws and all and if this project is any indication you will make a great team!

    • January 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Hi Deb! Thank you for the nice compliment. :)

  2. Darlene Timmons
    January 24, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I love your piece it is beautiful, love the colors too.
    I am not a jewelry person but my daughter would but this without thinking twice.

    Vickie, when you where at you CHA Conference, I sent you an email with my Christmas house finally finished, I hope you received.

    I am now learning to quilt from a friend who’s has been doing it for years. Of course I am starting out small with a Valentine Wall Hanger, which requires some appliques too.

    Have a great week

    • January 24, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      Hi Darlene,

      Thank you for the compliment about the necklace.
      I did get your email. It’s taking me a while to catch up with everything as I’ve been under the weather since I got home.
      Good luck with the quilting. I haven’t made a quilt in ages! I find quilting to be very relaxing.

      I’ll be in touch about the photos!

      Bright Blessings


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