I made a necklace. I like the beads, and I like the necklace but sadly I have a horrible suspicion that I’m going to dismantle it.
It’s an asymmetric necklace with a mix of different shaped beads in different sizes. It works well on the beading board, the problem is when it’s on a body…
… the square shaped beads lie horizontally instead of face on. See that pesky bead at the bottom? What do you think, is this a feature or a fail?
I like the big square beads, but I now realise the hole needs to be offset if they are to hang correctly at the bottom of a necklace. I should have remembered this from my big lentil necklace. The weight of the necklace is all wrong if I rotate it so that the square beads are on the side instead.
It works quite well as a multi-strand bracelet provided that you don’t move your hand at all. I’m trying to decide if I should take the necklace apart and use the beads to make four stacking bracelets instead.
They are beautiful! Wouldn’t it solve the problem if you drilled another hole to across the offending bead and strung a support to the threading to stabilise it? Well, I really don’t know what I’m talking about! The are lovely though…..
I think I’d still need to restring it.
I’m unbelievably lazy – try to take shortcuts. But for real art, you shouldn’t do that I suppose. Looking forward to seeing your final creation!
Still waiting for a solution to occur to me.
I love the colours in your new necklace but, I agree, I would also dismantle it. For me the two shapes compete with each other in a necklace. The bracelet looks better, how comfortable is it? I would prefer two shapes that complement each other. Good luck.