|Just The Feather So Far. .|
So after playing around with color combinations from beads in my stash, and combining a few stitches, such as herringbone, St. Petersburg chain, and brick stitch, I had my feather! It was so much fun and such a challenge at the same time! The rest of the necklace was woven in herringbone and then surface embellished with dark colored gold-stone chips (a beautiful man-made stone).
Incidentally, I also made it for the December 2011 Challenge for Etsy Beadweaver's - Arabesque Style. This style usually includes paisley patterns, interlocking vines, and motifs. Granted, the style of this necklace is much less busy-looking than most Arabesque-style artwork, but I positioned the peacock feather in such a way as to evoke the image of a paisley pattern as well as attaching the crystal encrusted pendant which is in the shape of a paisley. Additionally, the clasp reminded me of a curling vine that interlocks with the loop side when attached. If you'd like see other bead artist's rendition of this style, go to Etsy-Beadweavers.blogspot.com between December 9 - 15, 2011.
So here's the final result - The Peacock Necklace.
|The clasp is positioned on the side, with my tag - a new addition which I am pretty excited about!|
|The Whole Set!|
Now every time I look at this necklace I will think fondly of the time I spent in Old Sacramento with my family - especially my sister!