The vibrant cranberry, turquoise and purple colors in this necklace remind me of the Northern Lights. Measuring out to 57 inches long, this piece can be worn at least three different ways. It can be doubled to 27" and 30" lengths, or worn in a choker and opera length configuration. Also, in the choker/opera version, the longer length can be knotted for an updated look. This versatile rope is easily worn with all necklines and clothing styles, from casual to dressy.
The actual construction of the necklace is unique in that the rope is one continuous weave. Leslee Frumin taught me the technique of passing through the focal bead and setting up the next section of rope as you finish up the last section. I chose a herringbone stitch for the rope because of its durability and the way it highlights the beaded beads, without distracting from them. Beads used in the construction of this necklace include shiny and matte seed beads, drops, fire polish and crystals. This entire necklace was made from beads in my stash.