Circle of Circe: Black or Silver

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The original necklace
The original necklace
The beads for the kit in Black.
The beads for the kit in Black.
The beads for the kit in Silver.
The beads for the kit in Silver.
A close-up of the original to help you picture this. The 8/0 beads were gold.
A close-up of the original to help you picture this. The 8/0 beads were gold.

A new version of our popular Circle of Circe necklace from some years ago. 

 The Tie-Dyed Black daggers that were such a wonderful part of the original are no longer available.  However, I did find some 5x16mm daggers in simple tones of black and of silver which I think will also make for lovely necklaces -- you can see the close-ups of the daggers and beads below. 

You will have to use your imagination a bit to picture this. 

Read on for data about the original, with some changes written in italics to reflect this new kit:

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Here is a lovely collar which will help you to sparkle your way through any occasion.

In Greek mythology, Circe is a minor goddess of magic -- or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress. I am not saying that this necklace will give you magical powers but it might make you look pretty magical.:-)

The beads must be threaded in a particular order so that this look can be achieved. The 3x3mm cubes alternate with 8/0 beads, to create a subtle patterning while the daggers are added at the beginning of some rows, dangling in a most lovely manner. 

Should you choose the Black:  The large black daggers will be kitted with 3x3mm cubes of Black AB plus Silver Lined Crystal AB in size 8/0 for a bit of drama.  The thread is black silk. 

Should you choose the Silver:  This kit will have 5x16mm silver daggers with 3x3mm cubes of Silver Lined Crystal.  The 8/0 beads will either be S/L Crystal or S/L Crystal AB, both of which add to the overall glow.  The thread will be silk and thus not really a silver but as close as we can come -- if you prefer we do have some of the metallic polyester thread that truly looks like the metallic silver.  You have to tell us you'd like that though (the kit will automatically be made up with silk for a yummy feel).  

The 8/0 beads form little triangles of beads where short rows occur though this is a very subtle look.

We are going to include a magnetic clasp -- in a silver tone. If you'd prefer a non-magnetic toggle clasp, just let us know via the "Comments" section as you check out.

We really like this one -- it is rather dressy and glows beautifully.

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Each kit will include the thread, the clasp, the beads and a floss threader for ease in getting the beads onto the silk.

The necklace as written is a choker length -- mine came out to be exactly 14 1/2 " including the clasp. We will be including enough daggers and other beads so you can continue and make it a few inches longer if you so choose.  In addition, if you so choose, you could add a few extra rows of cubes at the beginning and end of the piece to add even more inches  --we will include some information on how to do this and expand the size if this appeals. .

Be aware that the knitting needles are not part of the kit. I used size 0 (2mm) but gauge is not a major factor at all. You want the look to be pleasing to you.

This was fast and fun and really gorgeous. In my oh-so-humble opinion.

Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern.

We offer three options.

I know some knitters already made this in another version and so they do not need another pattern. That's fine --- simply choose "No Pattern Needed."

Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that.

We also can email the pattern to you via email, though I have to do it manually and usually send it right before I mail the kit (please be patient). Just make sure that drop-down menu is set as you would like before you check out.

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