It`s been nearly a month since I blogged about the antique chinese dragon bead necklace that I had made years back . I started off quite enthusiastically cutting off my necklace to create something that is really spectacular with the bead! But , I did not take into consideration the time it would take to complete the project to my satisfaction.
The beads all ready and shiny after a bit of polishing are so exciting to look at , and I immediately started to plan my design . But after making and discarding one sample for another ( delayed by a week ) I still was undecided as to what technique of beading I should use . Finally after putting in a lot of thinking I settled for a tubular bead netting technique and started working on the necklace . Mortira of Inspirational Beading posted a lovely tutorial of tubular Bead netting stitch which caught my eye . You can find it here
But here too I came across another block . The limegreen beads were bought years back and I quickly ran out of them and had to spend days getting more of them ! Once I started the netting , I liked the combination so much that I refused to settle for another shade . And here in India , as we have a very general system of sizing or branding beads , I had to give the samples to a friend to get it from another city ! ..... Again a fortnight lost .
But finally after all the delay , here`s the completed necklace. I`ve named it "The Dragon Room " necklace , because for a few days my work room was dominated by only one thing , the dragon bead ..LOL!
" The Dragon Bead Necklace "
|close-up of the pendant|
|I love the tiny red eyes of this fierce little dragon !|
|the necklace all complete with blue onyx focal bead , and vintage carved turquoise beads as well as silverbeads.|
Don`t you think the dragon bead looks better in this new avatar ? I think so and am quite pleased that finally I was able to make the necklace to my liking even though there was a lot of delay .
Do drop in a line , for like always I will be waiting to hear from you , and do stop soon to see a couple of pieces I created when I was waiting for the lime green beads to arrive .
bidding a beading goodbye '