Thursday, February 28, 2013

The locket

Forever I've wanted to design a locket.  When I designed Under the Mast, I wanted to make it into the front of a locket which opened, but when I showed it to Mark he said it was done....


Less is always more with him and on this design I think he was right, but I still wanted a locket.  Something small and dainty, but still it would open to reveal a surprise inside....

Well the next book is called The Bead Within so the locket idea persisted.  I played with stitches and settled on a size 15 cubic raw rectangle, not for the faint of heart, the beading is a little challenging and requires a good grasp of the stitch, but it made a nice sturdy box with nicely squared off corners.


and a teeny tiny little clasp that latches the door and opens up to reveal the locket's surprise.  Finally my locket which I love.  It needs a necklace which I hope to finish today so that I can begin wearing my new locket.  I left the back uncovered so you can either open the door, or just turn the whole necklace over and wear it surprise side forward.

6 comments:

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

I love it!

Jean Hutter said...

WOW what a great idea and from what I see looks good!!!!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Sorry I do know it is a teaser pic....book you know

NEDbeads said...

Oh it's so fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! I canNOT wait for the book!!!!! So far, every glimpse you've shown us is something I would LOVE to make!!! :D

Cindy Holsclaw said...

Ooo cool! Those little 2mm crystals are such a nice touch too. I can't wait to see the whole thing!

cw whitedogjewelry said...

oh my, how sweet, 'love it!