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Sari Dreams


About this design:

I have loved this turquoise sari silk since I first saw it but it was always sold out. As soon as it was restocked this time I nabbed it. I had a handmade lampwork bead I had bought from a local artisan that matched perfectly as the focal. Everything else just fell into place.

Components:

Turquoise sari silk, lampwork bead, silver plated chain and other assorted odds and sods from my stash.

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  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Gorgeous :)

  2. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    This is lovely…that focal bead is stunning!

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Gorgeous piece! I just love it!

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the sari silk through the chain! A fave!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it!!

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    I am so glad you posted this piece! I’ve been fiddling with the silk for the longest time, not knowing what to do with it. I really, really like it with chain and charms.

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Too cool for school! I would love to watch you do these types of designs. Did you “invent” this
    method? It’s just adorable,and so in Vogue.

  8. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    Thanks for all the compliments! I got the general idea from a book called Bohemian Inspired Jewelry by Erin Seigel. I knotted 2 pieces of silk a few times, glued and attached some fold over ends and wove it through all the links on a 7.5″ chain. Attached the finished ends of the silk to the last links on the chain with a jump ring and added a clasp. Add whatever bits and pieces you want with wrapped loops and Voila! Here is another I did with the ruby silk.

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  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Love this bracelet..the focal bead is beautiful! You have my 2nd favorite jewelry design book (after Heather’s). I love working with the sari silk also.

  10. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Love it, beautiful work.
    I have been trying to weave ribbon into chain, to no avail, you have done it beautifully!!!!

  11. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really a lovely piece.

  12. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thanks,Janet! I love the red one as well.

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    Meredith B says:

    I love turquiose and I love Sari Silk so what else is there to say

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    M Kershaw says:

    Hi there , I love it !!! Where did you find the chain that you used ? If you don’t mind sharing you resource …

    Thanks Michelle

  15. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    I got it a few years ago at Michaels but any larger link chain would work. I am thinking the copper chain on sale on LB would be beautiful.

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