I bought this DVD from Jewellery Maker and watched it several times. One of the projects featured was a Lariat style braided necklace, which you can see on the cover above and I knew I had to try it. The thing I liked most was that it didn't use any findings (clasps, jump rings etc.).
I gave myself a bit more of a challenge by using gemstone chips, which were a bit more tricky to thread on the the S-Lon thread I was using. (This thread is my favourite at the moment). I used clear nail varnish to create a 'needle' at the end of the threads and the chips went onto the thread much more easily.
Braiding is a meditative process which I really enjoy and it can be picked up and put down as you wish. So, having used some of my favourite colours and gemstones (sky blue apatite, neon blue apatite, amazonite and tanzanite), I decided to send a photo to Jewellery Maker Wall of Fame. This is where JM features jewellery made by viewers from mainly JM supplies and they will show a selection on the morning shows. Everyone who enters (whether their photo is shown or not) is entered into a draw (which takes place on a Wednesday) to win £100 of credit or £50 of credit with JM. That would be rather nice...
I sent a photo in and forgot about it, I was half watching the programme on Saturday when what should I see, but my necklace being featured! ( I managed to get the images from the JM bit on youtube - the shows are uploaded). (I'm not being sponsored by JM - I am a customer and have been for at least four years).