Monday, June 9, 2008

burned-wood bead necklace


The main beads on this necklace are twigs from my cedar tree in the backyard. I stripped off the bark, sawed them into manageable sizes, let them dry for 2 months, and then drilled holes for stringing them up. I used a wood burner with different tips to create the patterns on the beads. I think it looks very organic and perhaps even a little tribal... something to wear with your leopard print dress!

2 comments:

Ronna said...

Carol, it's absolutely gorgeous! What a unique gift that would be!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

It is fabulous Carol! Definitely has a tribal look to it. Looks great with the turquoise.