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Silk Meets Metal

About this design:

Two lengths of gorgeous sari silk were braided onto a 17 inch length of chunky matte silver chain.
Small silver nugget and shell bead accents were added.


Base metal chain, sari silk, shell beads, silver nugget spacers, silver plated ball head pins.

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool!!! I love fibers with metal!! and the dangly choices are awesome. too!

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    So that’s how to use the Sari silk! Looks great this way.

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    SO cool! The sari silk really softens the whole piece. The little drops are perfect!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love this piece, and how you wrapped it around and added the dangles. My 18 year old daughter likes it also. ;)

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love it!! One of my fave colors. I’m still trying to figure out how you “braided” that into the chain when the chain won’t move?? Love the drops/dangles…I love dangles.

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Very cool! Love the braid and the colors are fantastic!

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for the shout outs! This was a surprisingly easy technique.

    Deb…You only braid (cross over) the silk pieces. The chain always stays in place. Does that make sense??

    Here’s the tutorial that explains it more clearly. They used bundles of embroidery thread, which I think would also look great.


  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Cool piece!

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hey Lynda…thanks for the link to that tutorial, I’m pretty sure I can follow the I like both and floss.

  10. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Bee-yoot-iful!! :D

  11. foxhill designs vt
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