Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pearls Before Swine

I made a new necklace using silk ribbon and pearls, which I hinted at earlier. I made this necklace for my mother. I modified the design from a project in Stringing Magazine (Summer 2011). 

I used vintage chain from the 1960s, a repurposed strand of pearls, and recycled silk sari ribbon. I created a pendant from a vintage earring by removing the clip on back and wire wrapping it.

I wire wrapped the silk ribbon to keep the pendants in place and also as a way to attach jump rings to the ends.

I am not certain if I like the way it looks on though. It may need some more work? Thoughts?

Even though I am WAY over budget this month today I am checking out a bead store I’ve never been to, even though it is very close to me.


  1. What if you add another little string of pearls along the ribbon - that may balance it out. glue a couple of pearls right on the ribbon. I love the piece but I feel my eye keeps going to the ribbon like it needs something more, either with color or pearls.

  2. Hmmm I am thinking I may need to redo the pearl part- maybe it also needs bigger pearls.