Woven Beaded Necklace
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
• Stiffened Felt, dove gray, for base
• Dove gray silk for backing
• Facetted Fire-Polished Briolettes, 5 colors
• Bead Thread
• Hook & Eye Closure
1.Cut out the stiffened felt into a collar shape. Cut the gray silk into the same shape, leaving about a ¼” allowance around all sides.
2.Start hand-sewing on the briolettes, starting at the front and following the curve of the collar for the first row. The second row should overlap the first. Alternate rows of different color briolettes in this manner until the entire piece is covered.
3.Using the Gray silk fabric, carefully turn in the edges and hand-sew this on to the back of the felt to give the piece a finished inside.
4.Sew on the hook and eye clasp at the very front.