Crystal heart

This evening I made a little crystal heart necklace from a  pattern I found online:

It came to together fairly easily.  I was feeling too lazy to try to thread two beading needles, so I used tiger tail.  it wasn't bad doing right angle weave with tiger tail, and the ends came out at the perfect spot that I could thread on the lighter pink beads to make it into a necklace.  There was only one problem - running the tiger tail through the beads caused it to curl much like curling ribbon does, and it won't hang straight as a pendant.  I tried running it though straightening pliers, and hanging a weight on it to stretch it (I don't have enough time between now and valentine's day for that to work, even if it would work eventually).  I hate the idea of unstringing all those seed beads to thread it some other way - any suggestions?
Juliet Arrighi

8 comments:

Myrna said...

Very pretty. Hope you get it figured out before Friday.
Myrna

Vicky said...

how pretty that heart is Juliet :) I've never tried RAW :)

Vicky said...

how pretty that heart is Juliet :) I've never tried RAW :)

Cheryl said...

WOW!! I love this, Juliet!

Diana E. said...

I think it is beautiful the way it is. Love it & still love my necklace you made me. Glad to see your back into jewelry as you do such nice work.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How pretty- love the color! I made one years ago- it was not too easy...and I used fishing line.... A Japanese student of my Mother's taught me- no English, so just watch and follow. Did you get this figured out???

Beth Norman said...

What a shame that you can't get it straightened out; it's so beautiful. I love the green leaves with the pink centre. Awesome work.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Stopping back.... I nominated you for a blog award: here is the link.... http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/2014/02/belated-birthday-and-blog-award.html