Name That Beadwork: Win a Kit of Beads and Findings from Artbeads!

Tila beads, Magatamas, and dagger beads. Can you tell me what all three of these have in common? They are all glass beads that were included in this month's Beadwork magazine challenge kit from Artbeads!

What would you name this ruffled herringbone stitch necklace?

The first thing I noticed when I opened this kit were the colors. Gorgeous, rich, jewel tones were evident in every bead and component, and I loved the metal chain and end caps. Since I haven't done a lot with Tila beads lately, I decided to make them the base for my necklace design.

After I used ladder stitch to make a chain of Tila beads, I started working herringbone stitch using a combination of seed beads, mostly from the kit, but threw in a handful of my favorite blue iris seed beads for contrast. The richly colored Magatamas were the perfect end to my fan of herringbone stitch, and then to add some structure and support to the beaded necklace, I stitched the whole thing to the mesh chain. A leaf-adorned s-clasp from my stash made good use of the end caps and provided the perfect finish for my necklace!

I have a confession to make: since I received the necklace back from the offices of Beadwork magazine, I've worn it every single day. It's just so comfortable and easy to wear!

Leave a comment on this blog with your ideas for a name for my herringbone stitch necklace, and you might win this kit of seed beads, glass beads, and jewelry making components from Artbeads!

Now it's your turn for a chance to win this kit of seed beads, chain, and jewelry making components from Artbeads! Come up with your best name for this necklace and leave it as a comment on this blog post. You'll have until Friday, June 8, 2012 to come up with a name and leave a comment. We'll choose the name that we like best, and the winner will receive their very own kit of seed beads, glass beads, and jewelry-making components from Artbeads. (Due to customs regulations, we can only open this giveaway up to residents of the United States.) Please make sure before you leave a comment that your Beading Daily profile is up to date, and includes a current email address so that we can contact you!

So what would you call this ruffled herringbone stitch necklace? We love to see your ideas!

Bead Happy,


Update: The winner chosen for this challenge was Diane Lyman, with the name Sun's Corona. Congratulations, Diane!

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