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About this design:

While I was looking thru my stash I ran across a tube of Traditions bone mix beads. It was such a blast from the past because they were some of the first beads I ever bought. I used them to make a memory wire bracelet that was my first try at making jewelry. I thought it would be interesting to use those same beads again in a new design. This necklace is the result. Making jewelry and sharing on this site has been such a fun journey.

Components:

Weave Got Maille jumprings for the Foxtail and Mobius chainmaille weaves, 18 & 20 gauge Artistic Wire, dragonfly bead, leather (LB), various Traditions bone mix beads, one 4mm Picture Jasper square (LB), 4mm Picture Jasper rondelles, 6mm Picture Jasper rondelles, 8mm Picture Jasper rondelles, 16mm Picture Jasper rondelles, 6mm Picture Jasper rounds (LB), 8mm Picture Jasper rounds, and my handmade clasp.

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  1. T Tebeau
    T Tebeau says:

    Wow! Great job with this necklace. The bone mix goes great with the weaves & jasper. I remember getting a similar mix a long time ago, and parts are still in my stash:)! Lovely work!

  2. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    This is such a great design! All the components work so well together. I still buy bone mixes to use in macrame projects but I don’t think I have made anything near as beautiful as this.

  3. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    superb outstanding….what a great necklace! I love your work!

  4. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    What a great piece! Love all the interesting elements and your maille, as usual, is fabulous!

  5. Midge S
    Midge S says:

    Very nice

  6. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Way beyond any word of praise I can think of…

  7. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks guys! :) I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my work.

  8. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    kye, awesome chainmaille work! So perfect with the bone and jasper beads! And that dragonfly bead and handmade clasp! I would love to wear this necklace cuz dragonflies.

  9. CAS
    CAS says:

    Kye this is super-duper ooooohhhhh … aaaaahhhhh to the max. Wonderful use of your old stash beads. This is such a thought provoking piece. Love it! :D

  10. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    Beautiful…

    Your pieces are a work of art, Kye..

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    This is a work of art, for sure! Have always loved incorporating the simple and natural look of bone beads with other naturals, you’ve done wonderfully! The chainmaille and beadwork is superb! A fave!

  12. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks again for the sweet encouragement. :) :) :)

  13. S Hyatt
    S Hyatt says:

    This is such great work and a beautiful design. I only hope to be this good one day!!!

  14. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Outstanding necklace! Do you still have the original bracelet to wear with it?

  15. kye
    kye says:

    Hey Pam it’s so good to see you back on site! Yep I still have that bracelet. :)

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    Melody F says:

    That chainmaille work really lifts the necklace out of the ordinary!

  17. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The journey has been fun, hasn’t it?! The multi-strands really create a piece with substance & presence–very eye-catching. I really like the leather link & the added dragonfly bead–the little things add a special touch. Beautiful work Kye!

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