A mixed media necklace featuring your own hand made silk bead surrounded with delicate beadwork.

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There is something seductively magical about blending fine fabrics with delicate beaded details. I love wearing this necklace, it’s so light to wear yet full of character. Style it up or down; it will blend with t-shirt and jeans or the little black evening dress. A shimmering silk bead lies at the heart of the Samarkand necklace, and yes, you make the bead first. It is a very easy construction, just one little seam and even that will be hidden by the beading. If you’ve ever mended a hem, or done the simplest of sewing, you’ll be fine. I’ve given the design an advanced rating, because you do need to be confident to have a play with mixed media. I’ve chosen beautiful jewel bright silk for the kits, and the kits include step by step and fully illustrated instructions.

Additional information

Weight 0.054 kg
Dimensions 150 × 210 × 20 mm

Imperial Purple, Cool Sage, Burnt Orange