The knotwork necklace, finished. I’m hoping to get some shots in natural daylight, to see if they will make the weird coloring of these beads show up better.
Specs: The weaving is approximately twenty-four inches long, but with the folding to make the center front, and the closure in the back (which is a magnetic clasp, sewn on to the ribbon) it’s more like a 22-inch neck size. The weaving is 1.25″ across, worked on 61 four-hole tablets for a total of 244 warp ends, and an effective epi of 195. The thread is a 40d3x3 organzine, about the weight of a Size C sewing thread. I made every single inch of silk, including the thread used for the beads and the construction. It has nine of the large square iridescent Czech beads, nine dagger beads, and more of the Size 8 seed beads than I really want to count, but it’s somewhere between 300 and 400. The seed and dagger beads are carried on the structural weft; the large square beads were sewn on after weaving.