Inspired by Second Prize

Working on my Second Prize winning necklace inspired me to do more knotting work.

As a rule, I won’t work with cotton thread.  It’s to prone to breaking – with wear & oils from your body, it decays too easily.

But I struck on the idea of knotting together 3 or 4 lengths – to add strength & bulk to the finished piece.

I’m keeping them simple – a glass (or some other) pendant & the cotton.

Here’s the piece I’ve been working on this week.

The twisted glass pendant – an absolutely divine combination of blue, green & silver…


and the lengths of embroidery cotton…


It’s repetetive & a little time-consuming, but great to work on in the ads when you are watching television (there’s an uncut diamond).

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3 Responses to Inspired by Second Prize

  1. rekindled March 19, 2008 at 8:47 AM #

    What a beautiful pendant, you have complemented it beautifully with the embroidery thread colours. I also don’t like to use thread for the reasons you mentioned, so knotting multiple threads is a great idea.

  2. foryoudesigns March 21, 2008 at 4:46 AM #

    Thanks Rekindled!
    Tomorrow I’m going to be getting the findings to finish it off, & then I’m going to wear one of the designs (I’ve done one in orange that I’m partial to!) to see just how durable to multiple threads are… hopefully my theory will prove successful?!


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