One of the things I liked least about the necklace was the string of beads that the triangles were suspended from, so I started with that. The original necklace was cream colored size 11 Delicas, size 8 hex beads, and 4mm cubes strung in a pattern. I liked the cream color with the summery colors of the triangles. So, I decided to stitch a spiral rope, one of my favorite stitches, out of the same Delicas and the same hex beads. I eliminated the cubes. I think it makes a more substantial looking necklace. Then I auditioned several ways of attaching the triangles. This is the result.
I decided to make chains of triangles. I used the hex beads to attach the triangles together and then used a hex bead to attach the string to the spiral rope.
Here you can see the rope and the attachment of the triangles. I had spent several weeks last year making the triangles after seeing an article in Beadwork magazine's December 2008/January 2009 issue about Phyllis Dintenfass and her geometric beadwork. The project offered to go along with the article featured these triangles. I love geometric beadwork so I pulled out some beads and started making triangles. One triangle led to another triangle! Each one is a different color on each side. So, this necklace is actually reversible, which is very cool, I think!
I'm happy with the reworked necklace. I think I'll enjoy wearing it more than I did before. In fact, I think I'll wear it today, just for fun!
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