I got to thinking -- and playing -- with the basic design of Sivia's Moonrise Necklace.
Here we offer Blue Moon, a play on blues and crystals and silvers with a few violets as well as some random colors for drama. And all of this is on a silver thread with silver findings for the clasp.
I used slightly smaller beads for the first section with a few larger ones in overall round shapes, then gradually added larger crystals and quite dramatic daggers for the center portion, then moving back to the original beads for the end section. (All the beads in the kit are packaged together in one or two larger containers -- it is up to you to pick and choose what you would like for where.)
I used the Kreinik Tapestry Braid #12, a polyester metallic thread, 20m in length. If you would prefer silk, just let me know via the Comments section as you check out.
I finished it off with a clamp at each end, two jump rings, and a lobster clasp ( though if you would prefer another type of clasp, just let me know).
The necklace you see here has a few inches of additonal chain to add more length to it -- that is not necessarily part of the kit. If you would like something similar, contact me and we'll talk.
We can offer a very similar piece, though every necklace done with this technique comes out differently and uniquely your own.
The pattern is the same as for all of the Moonrise Necklaces -- you have the option to get it or not via the drop-down menu.
Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern.
We offer three options.
I know some of you might already have made other necklaces that are made along the same lines, the only real changes being the beads and the colors. If you feel you do not need another pattern, simply choose "No Pattern Needed."
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, 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.
Again, the pattern has not been changed from the original Moonrise Neckpiece -- it is completely the same. It is up to you to do the "playing," as Sivia describes above.
Sound like fun? Absolutely!