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I made this necklace for fall. I am really happy with the way it turned out. It is in shades of dark brown, terra cotta, bronze and copper. The acorns are Swarovski crystal pearls with copper bead caps. The copper-tone metallic beads are the “permanent” finish Toho seed beads. They are expensive, but well worth not having to worry about your finish coming off. It is finished with a handwoven peyote stitch clasp with adjustable length loops.
I am troubled by the fact that you cannot get a “neck mannequin” that is the same size as a real neck. I make a piece that looks great on a real neck, but on the display they are always too long. I try to compensate by pulling it down in the back a little, but sometimes that doesn’t work very well. Isn’t the point to show what it would look like on a real neck? It is frustrating, but I have never heard anyone else complain about it. This necklace actually would sit higher up on the neckline. It just doesn’t look right on the display.
I may have to make my own display – paper mache? I will have to look into this.