Detail of individual pendants - design by Jean Power. Beadweaving - seed beads, fire polish crystals, delicas, and Swarovski rivolis. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

Interchangeable Pendant Necklace

From July 25th to August 2nd the U.K. celebrated National Beading Week. As part of the celebration, Jean Power designed a lovely necklace with interchangeable star pendants. The pendants are centered around a Swarovski rivoli.

The pattern is presented as a Secret Bead-Along and each day Jean emailed new mystery instructions to thousands of keen beaders.

This is the first time I have used Swarovski rivolis. As I had none in my stash it meant purchasing some at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI (what a shame!).

As you can see from the closeup, there are five different styles of star stitched around the bevelled rivolis. I chose a bright galvanised yellow as my main colour and contrasted it with a dark blue. Quite striking.