Alley's Tribal Necklace
Since Stones and Tribal are being featured together this weekend we wanted to show off one more of Alley Mori's creations. Another "convertible," this can be worn as a necklace or as a wrap bracelet. As usual, Alley's eye for color, design, technique, and her sheer ingenuity are on display. With leather wall knots, Tribal beads galore, and an ingenious use of a Vintage Find, Alley has hit another home run! Scroll down for the full list of ingredients and techniques used, and please enjoy!
1 Pkg Tide’s Out- Pumpkin
3 Pkgs Keep Away- Red and Yellow
1 Tube West African Mix- Earth
1 Strand Popcorn Padres- Natural
1 Strand Tribal Heishi- Brass
1 Pkg Rattle 'n Shake- Brass
1 Pkg Pony- Brass
1 Pkg Pony Express- Brass1 Large-hole Serpentine bead from a beadshop.com Trunk Show, any large holed bead will do!
Alley's closure consists of a loop of leather to secure around her Wanderlust stone. That leather loop is wall-knotted ends with a large-holed Pony Bead, then knotted around the macrame loop created in the strung bead section. The tails of the leather are decorated with Rattle 'n Shake and beads from the West African Mix. For the strung section, Alley starts at the Wanderlust with several strands of C-Lon going through the holes of the Wanderlust and knotted behind. Note the single Pony Express bead embellishment at the center...how pretty! Her strands are strung with her selection of Tribal beads and 6/0s. See how she tapers her strands at the end, combining two strands into one, before ending them in a macrame loop attached to her leather knot. Before attaching here, a large-holed Pony bead and her large-holed Serpentine bead are strung over her macrame loop to hide the end of it.