Dagger Necklace & Earrings

When it comes to beads I rarely have anything around other than rounds. The impetus for this set was not being able to find my blue glass briolettes when I needed to make another pair of the briolette earrings. The matching necklaces grew from the center out, the beads snugly strung on illusion cord. Having that pattern all the way around the neck would have been too much and so I went to my chain drawer and found a little baggie of silver plate necklaces. Because the chains were lengthened so much by both the central insert and the wrapped loop bead links I even have enough chain to make bracelets. (I’d never wear all the items at the same time but…)

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The earring that started it all. 1-7/8″ long and 3/4″ wide. They rather remind me of maple seeds.
Dagger Necklace 1
Silver plate necklace extended by (1) insertion of an Illusion cord strung bread center and (2) insertion of a bead about every 1.25″. Finished length = 21″.
Center of Dagger Necklace 1
The center of the necklace is strung on illusion cord finished with sterling silver crimps and Accu-Guards.
Close-up of Bead Insertion
I cut the chain between every second link and inserted a bead.
Dagger Necklace 1 Extender
3″ extender ended with a bead.
Dagger Necklace 2
This necklace is the same as the first save for the base chain and the overall length (18″ with a 2.5″ extender).
Detail of Dagger Necklace 2
Detail of the chain and the bead insertion on Dagger Necklace 2


One Response to Dagger Necklace & Earrings

  1. De Ann Reish says:

    first of all I want to tell you that you are indeed a creative writer, just reading about your creative gene is really cool and Doug is right, you are indeed a beautiful girl.

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