Cynthia Rutledge - Contemporary Designs of Timeless Elegance
Swaying in Harmony Necklace & Earrings
©2020 by Cynthia Rutledge

Swaying in Harmony ©2020 by Cynthia RutledgeCombine a beautiful chain with a dramatic pendant, and you have a contemporary necklace that has timeless elegance. Whether you wear it with jeans and western boots, or a velvet cocktail outfit, Swaying in Harmony will be a staple in your wardrobe. Add earrings and this set will be indispensable!

Using my 2-part bezeling techniques, an 18mm cushion cut CZ and a 18x13mm pear CZ are simply bezeled and embellished. Connected together with beaded jump-rings and then attached to the chain with a flat peyote stitch bail. The chain is quite unusual. It is a variation of netting which makes this chain flexible, strong and beautiful.

Since the necklace is long, earrings seemed the best way to accent all of the details. Continuing with the 2-part bezeling techniques, 10mm CZs and 18x13mm pear CZs are bezeled, embellished and attached to each other. The addition of the amazing CZ-set ear wires adds that last elegant touch.

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced. Basic peyote stitch skills are required.
Workshop length: This is a one-day workshop.

Swaying in Harmony ©2020 by Cynthia RutledgeDimensions:

Necklace: Cord is a 39-inch (99cm) long circle. The pendant is 1 inch (2.5cm) wide by 2 ¾ inches (7cm) long including the bail.

Earrings: ¾ inches (2cm) wide by 2 ¼ inches (5.75cm) long

Bezel work
Embellishing techniques
Flat-circular even count peyote stitch with increasing
Flat-odd count peyote stitch done in the step up/step down technique
Netting variation
Stitch-in-the-ditch techniques


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