Golden Renaissance is about 21-1/2" long of crocheted metallic gold enamel-plated 26g copper wire surrounding the required beaded beads for this competition. The beads used were bright gold Swarovski crystal pearls (4mm, 8mm, and 12mm), golden shadow Swarovski crystals (2mm, 3mm, and 4mm), Deep Gold Duracoat seed beads (15/0, 11/0, and 8/0), opaque black seed beads (15/0, 11/0, and 8/0), black opaque drops (2.8mm and 3.4mm), black opaque tila beads, and gilt-lined Gold Opal seed beads (11/0 and 8/0). The findings used are a swirled brass toggle, 2 jump rings, and 2-6mm gold-plated brass large-hole beads. It is 2" wide at the front and narrows to about 3/4".
The inspiration for this piece was the brocade trim used on Renaissance clothing. It is the first piece of crocheted jewelry for which I actually made the beads. I generally use 2mm to 8mm crystal, glass or semi-precious stone beads in my work. These beads were actually fun to make once I got the hang of the stitches.
Thanks for offering this competition!