Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rio Ribbed Rounds Necklace

I haven't done an Inside My Jewelry Box post in some time. I really should do more of these as my collection is extensive!

Back in the spring when I was making so many Rio Ribbed Rounds, I knew immediately I had to have some jewelry made from them! I whipped this cathedral length necklace up in an evening using scraps of two of my favorite kinds of chain.



 I just adore heart links:


and cable chain.


Each bead is separated by three inches of chain. I used a variety of vibrant Swarovski crystals to keep the party feel going.

I love the feel of the swinging long chain but, you know I have my klutzy days! I can just picture myself getting it caught on a swinging door or the arbor in my backyard! For those times, I shorten it with a pearl shortener.

I've found this piece to be so versatile in my wardrobe! It's a great design for any combination of beads or stones that work together!

Rio Ribbed Rounds are still being made to order.

8 comments:

CalliopeCreations said...

Clever idea. Some of our off the cuff work turns out really well. Love this one.

Stacie White said...

very pretty necklace

KatersAcres said...

Lovely necklace and lovely beads too!!!! I love extra long necklaces. They are FUN to play with.

Dana Haddon said...

I love the colors of this necklace.

Ana said...

What a very pretty necklace, I love the idea and creativity behind it. Well done and hope you have the rest of a very wonderful day. Enjoy :)

Dorene said...

What a practical piece with its versatility!

Jocelyn Friis said...

Very cute and very versatile! Great work!

Ariella Kirtley said...

I love the necklace! Long necklaces are the best :)