when it's not around your neck? What keeps the 6 strands together?
Windy, Look at where it wraps in front..........notice it is only three strands? (or that is what I am seeing anyway) that would indicate to me that it is really three reeeeaaaally long strands and I'd bet there is a spot somewhere maybe about a few inches away from the wrap where the three strands are connected to the three strands thus holding them together. Clear as mud? I don't know if I made it clear or not, but I've seen a bracelet somewhere that was done like that to hold it together. When you see a scarf wrapped that way, the fabric holds itself together, but I don't think the beads would.
Donna, who if she is wrong will chalk it up to my recent eye surgery.......I'll look to see if I can find the bracelet that was done that way also.
OK, 3 long strands folded in half.....but I'm still lost as to what it looks ike when you take it off...
oh....and when worn, what keeps the '6' from curling up onto one another?
It is 6 strands folded in half. On one side they split the 6 strands in half and drop the other side in between the split. For the beads not to come off looks like they knotted between them at the bottom ( white pearls).
Windy, unless I am missing some "hidden" parts or connections........... "what does it look like when you take it off"..........I'd say that if the three top are connected to the bottom three, you would have just what it looks like in the picture, except not around the neck........long and straight with a loop on one end. Also, "when worn, what keeps the 6 from curling up"............ I'd say nothing, it may look better on a form then on a hooman. Then again, I don't see them but, there may be some spacers or stitching along the part where you want the "6" to stay flat.
If I were making this that is what I'd do. Starting from near the loop part, I'd put in the smallest 6 strand spacers I could find (or make them out of wire) and do maybe 6 or 8 of them spaced to go around the neck part, then let them drop naturally below that point. But personally I would not want them to stay "artificially" flat like that, I'd let them curl and enjoy the necklace after all the strands are all alike and it is an illusion. I think it is very pretty though. Donna
southwest Texas USA
SEllen's response works also and would be a bit more structured than mine. But I think both would work. Donna
OK, but if I use 6 hole spacers, I would hve to do 6 strands insteadf 3 doubled up, yes?
sigh. It's tough being a senile old bat
Where does the clasp fit in?
And boy do I undertand muddy!
Where does the clasp fit in?
Okay, let me try this again.
If you want to use a conventional clasp..you string one side of your clasp with 6 straight strands of beads. In your picture it would be the side with the white and pinkish beads. You would just string them as normal. The other side of the clasp you would string 3 strands to your desired length for the loop to fit where you want it to hit on the throat. Then you would loop those 3 strands and attach the other end to the same side of the clasp they came out of. That will make it look like 6 strands.Then slip the straight strands through the looped ones if you add some stitches between the straight strands and the looped strands where they meet to permanantly attach the two together. That way the only way to remove the necklace is by the clasp.
How did I do this time? Better?... No?
Yes :) It just didn't look like there was anyclasp in there. But it is a fuzzy photo.
This is beginning to have all the ear-marks of a CHALLENGE.............. Windy, you cannot possibly be older than me, no way and still be able to type and bead....LOL. If I owned enough beads to make one of these I'd issue a challenge, but I could probably pull off a bracelet length one. Where did you see this picture anyway, maybe you should stop looking there. Just kidding..........so where DID you see this? Hmmmm, inquiring minds need to know. Donna
it was on ebay