Waxed Linen and Glass Bead hand knotted chokers
I’ve been making and selling jewelry since I was a child, but became more interested in bead work after a trip to Africa, 15 years ago, when I brought back tons of beads and supplies. Since then, I have added to my collection with beads from all over the country and the world. I started fusing glass about 10 years ago, but have been on hiatus since a young child and glass tools and kiln don’t really mix. In trying to find a creative outlet that is more practical to work on while playing and crafting with my daughter, I recently began making these simple, earthy, natural necklaces.
I’m starting off by offering the specific options below. I have enough supplies to make as many as 10 of each style. I have thousands of beads though, so if you’d like to request a custom option, I would be happy to work with you!
LENGTH: Choose a length between 15” and 20”. Lengths are approximate, and account for clasp. I think this style drapes nicely as a loose choker, around 16” for me. In the photos below, I show both 16” and 18” to give an idea of how shorter and longer lengths drape. All necklaces are on brown waxed linen cord. You may wish to measure a necklace that is the length you would like to determine your desired length.
BEAD: Choose a bead from the list. As I run out of specific beads, I will remove them from the list of options.
HOOK: All necklaces will have a silver hook and eye closure unless otherwise requested. I do have a limited number of toggle clasps available, but most are already on finished necklaces. You may request a toggle, but please know that most necklaces will have a hook and eye closure. You may also request gold tone instead of silver tone hook and eye clasp.
HOUSE SHOPPING: I am South Central near I35 & Riverside. If you choose to pickup from my house, you can select your necklace, try on necklaces, and view other jewelry if you are interested. I have tons of beaded jewelry that I am clearing out at as much as 75% off, so feel free to come with a little extra time if you’d like to shop. I also have lots of hairclips with hand made and vintage elements ($5 for 6 clips).
|Light Green 16” (sold out, but dk green is very similar)|
|Blue Swirl Saucers 18”|
|Red Discs 16”|
|Brown Teardrop 16” (note: flash makes beads look more orange, these beads are light brown)|
|Blue Cubes 16”|
|Light Blue Round 16”|
|Brown Oval 18"|
|Pretty beads in the sun! From left to right: Blue Swirl Saucer; Brown Teardrop; Blue Cube; Red Disc; Brown Oval; Purple Diamond; Lt Green; Lt Blue Round; Dk Green.|
Let me know if you have questions or would like to see additional photos!