Beading with a needle is my favorite technique in making jewelry. That said, I have been on a break from beading with a needle of late.
I have been doing is wire wrapping Rosary style necklaces and I can’t seem to stop making them. I’ve made nearly a dozen different ones. I then asked some dear friends to “road test” them and give me feedback. I like to know if the wire catches or kinks or anything that is annoying when you wear a necklace. The next thing I know, they all want to buy them. Wow.
This one is my favorite pieces. I originally made it for myself, but when everyone loved the look of the rosary necklace, I listed it on my Etsy shop. It’s made with blue agate, carnelian and a Swarovski crystal.
Wow, this photo turned out really nice. I’m getting used to the Camera+ ap.
Anyway, I love the colors in this piece. I have already sold two in this color scheme. I had better make more.
I know my pieces are pretty and well crafted, so that is a part of their appeal. The other part, the price. I try to price things gently. I want my pieces to be worn. I want to support my hobby. I’m not looking to make a ton of money. So, this type of necklace starts at $15.00. My thinking is, the materials are not so expensive, it is the color combos and craftsmanship which make my pieces stand out. Quality should be affordable.