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21 December 2011

My First Necklace

I've seen the pattern for this necklace several times on Ravelry, and I really like it.  The tutorial is fantastic, and the necklace is easy to construct.  I didn't have a needle small enough to make it through the smaller seed beads, so I just used a needle threader.  It's a little slow, but it works well.  I'm pleased with the finished product.

 Some of the beads want to turn the wrong way, so blocking is important for this item.

I worked the closure with a magic ring instead of the  12ch loop in the pattern.  That way I could adjust it to fit the button I managed to find.
 The finished necklace hangs in two strands and is elegant and simple.

My version is worked in Ecru DMC Traditions Crochet Cotton in size 10 with a size 7 steel hook.  

The pattern calls for drop-shaped beads, but I couldn't find any.  These round ones worked well.

The larger beads are size 6/0 glass beads in a pearl color, and the smaller beads are size 11/0 glass seed beads that are clear with a little silver inside.

Beyond that, I used a needle threader, a button, and a needle to weave in the ends.  It's as simple to make as it is to wear.

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