Thursday, April 21, 2011

Not Your Grandma's Pearls

Pearl Necklace
Close up of Mermaid
Clasp
I got a strand of freshwater pearls to make a necklace.  I didn't want to do the standard plain pearl necklace.  Typically silk or nylon thread is used and there is a careful knot placed between each pearl.  I decided to mix it up a little.  I used a nylon cord to string the pearls but the outer visable cords in the macrame are linen.  I cut a silver spreader to look like a mermaid, and then I cut out little starfish and sand dollars to accent the necklace.  I made a metal sand dollar shaped button for the closure. 

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