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String Quartet by Melanie Potter
 
The inspiration for this design came from a piece of lace. I loved the delicate look of it and thought it would be fun to create a necklace that looked like lace. The pearl rendition especially mimics lace. The word quartet is derived from the Latin word quartus which means a group or set of four. The strings connecting each quartet are beaded with small seed beads. I also love the play on words with the terminology String Quartet. A String Quartet is a classical musical ensemble of four string instruments which brings forth delicate notes leading to a delightful experience enjoyed by the listener. I hope you delight in making and wearing this piece!

Skill Level: String Quartet Collar is a simple necklace featuring open work that is created using right angle weave and netting. This design is great for a beginner seed bead weaver however students must be comfortable using a needle and thread. Tip: It is easiest to keep tension firm by using waxed thread as you stitch this piece.

To view color palettes and purchase String Quartet Collar kits click here.

Crystal beadwork kit includes:
  • 15 grams 15/0 Japanese seed beads
  • 4 colors of 3mm Swarovski round crystals
  • 3 colors of 4mm Swarovski round crystals
  • 1 color 9x5 Swarovski drop crystals horizontal holes
  • 18mm Vermeil S-Hook with soldered rings
  • 3 gold-filled clam shells
  • Beading needles
  • 1 bobbin of Nymo thread (Size B)
  • 1 handy carrying case
  • Fully illustrated step by step instuctions

    Pearl beadwork kit includes: Please note that this kit includes fresh- water pearls which have natural color changes and shapes. These are not man-made pearls.
  • 15 grams 15/0 Japanese seed beads
  • 3mm fresh water-pearls
  • 4mm fresh water-pearls
  • Drop pearls with horizontal holes
  • 18mm Sterling S-Hook with soldered rings
  • 3 clam shells
  • Beading needles
  • 1 bobbin of Nymo thread (Size B)
  • 1 handy carrying case
  • fully illustrated step by step instructions

    To view color palettes and purchase String Quartet Collar kits click here.

Contact us with questions about this kit.
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Phone: 805.440.2613

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