Herringbone Bibble-de-Bobs Beaded Necklace
A piece that can be both dressy and casual, Herringbone Bibble-de-Bobs Beaded Necklace is a clasp-free continuous rope. It’s so easy to take on and off without a clasp – just slip it over my head. At 26 inches long, it handles that easily, even over a hat (as long as the hat doesn’t have a wide brim).
Playing with different sizes and shapes of beads forms the bibble-de-bobs that add visual interest and a pop of color. I left the back of the necklace plain because I wanted it to rest smoothly on back of my neck. That helps keep the decorative elements in front where I want them. The main part of the rope is a very pale pink – so pale it’s almost a neutral!
Size 11 seed beads achieve a nice balance between delicate and bold in the long portions. The individual beads are small but make a statement when combined. Copper is a dominant color with the largest size 5 beads at the center of each bobble. Golden size 5 triangle beads are on either side of the copper beads. The next beads are size 8 seed beads that reflect the gold along with a touch of green and blue, depending on how the light hits the necklace. A row of shiny brown Czech glass cut beads in size 10 are next. Two rows of size 10 triangle beads that pick up the gold, green and blue mark the transition between rope and bibble-de-bob.