About the Kit...
the Etruscan Vine Necklace, I combine some bead stringing with
some bead-woven netting techniques.
stringing involves sliding beads on a stringing material, adding
pendant drops as a design element, and finishing off the piece
by attaching a clasp assembly.
(bead weaving) is one of the oldest forms of beadwork. It is done
with needle and thread. It involves adding three or more beads,
one or more of which are joined to the previous row, and creates
an open space.
Etruscan Vine Necklace consists of a cascading series of pendant
drops moving outward from a simple choker strand and captured
within a broad netted grid.
trick for combining bead stringing and bead weaving techniques
is to create “jumping off points” from the bead strung
piece, off of which to beadweave.
beads used include Czech glass angel wings and fire polish beads,
Austrian crystal bicone beads (Series 5301), gold filled beads,
and Japanese Miyuki glass seed beads and delica beads, including
some 24KT delica beads. The piece is strung on FireLine. The necklace
is meant to be worn as a choker, and has an adjustable hook and
eye clasp, allowing the length to vary between 15" and 17
In the Etruscan Vine Necklace project...
- Discuss concerns,
issues and strategies when mixing techniques
- Create a design-plan for a bead strung/bead woven necklace
- Prepare a strung row of beads so that we can bead-weave off
- Measure a drop-down necklace so that it sits correctly around
the neck and upon the chest
- Attach a choker clasp assembly