Lucky Longevity Necklace
Added Feb 24, 2011
I know it’s not sewing, but I am soo proud of my necklace. It took me 3 different times making this necklace trying to find the right “thread”. I found these awesome beads at Joann’s and fell in love with the red ones (didn’t know what they said when I bought them) and then I ran into this wonderful flower piece with real a real flower and leaves on it; it is encased in resin. I ended up using some clear stretchy thread that was thick so it didn’t stretch much. I really wanted red beading thread, but I couldn’t find it in town and I didn’t want to wait for something to come online.
I found out what the beads say:On the large square piece the character in the middle is ‘shou’ – long life. The 4 characters around it are ‘ji xiang ru yi’ – I guess the english equivalent is ‘a wish for good fortune and prosperity’. The character on the smaller round pieces is ‘double happiness’ – traditionally used for weddings, birthdays and the like.I hope you like it. This was compliments of alasmydear.
This necklace was just in time for Chinese New Years: Year of the rabbit
Red seed beads, red Chinese round and square beads, blue flower piece, stretch magic 1mm, crimp beads, old reused silver tear drop beads, jump rings