I made this necklace for a friend’s birthday. It it a free form design that incorporates a variety of bead weaving techniques as well as bead embroidery. Because her birthday is in April and because the colours she chose are so fresh, “Spring Birthday” seems the only name possible!
This was the first time I had made a piece like this and when my friend wore it, it tended to droop and fold a little in the centre, especially when she bent forward.
I fixed this by passing another strand of thread through the uppermost part of the necklace to reinforce it. This seem to have worked!
I would like to make this again. If I do, I think I would use a wire along the top strengthen it but I like the rest of the piece being soft and flexible so using wire for the whole necklace would not work for what I want. That would make it a whole different piece – and there’s nothing wrong with that!