Here’s another new design, the Zahira necklace. It almost has a Greek feel too it, with the individual units reminding me of the Parthenon. I already had the name Zahira for it, so it’s stuck.
Made with Czechmates tile beads, it has a fairly wide foundation, in that there are two layers of SuperDuos and a layer of tiles, but the overall design is versatile enough to make a bib necklace, a full collar, or spread the units out a little. Because it is made with the foundation SuperDuos first, where and how you add the Tiles, pearls and remaining SuperDuos is entirely up to you.
We’re just edging into summer here, but I love these autumnal colours of reds, golds and coppers in the full necklace, and the blues and mint greens of the bib version brings to mind the deep blues and greens of the sea.
I also had a very pleasant surprise last week when one of my best customers, who runs a bead shop in Chesapeake, USA, bought my Luxor tutorial ready for her teaching program in the autumn. She always makes them up first and she sent me a photo of the result, laid over the printout of my tutorial, and I have to say, I love what she's done with it. I wanted to make a black and gold version but didn't get around to it, but this red and black is just perfect.
I'm Teresa, the designer and writer of the tutorials you see, and a bead addict.