I love to wear scarves. In fact, I wear them year-round, for lots of different occasions, and with lots of different wardrobe choices. The wonderful thing about scarves is that they come in all colors, and in all different types of material. Unending, or infinity, scarves are quite popular now, and I have several of them as well. Recently I got an idea that put an entirely new take on those, and made my infinity scarf into a ...necklace!
I am a bead weaver. I love taking seed beads, which are very small, and weaving them, one bead at a time, into jewelry items that are intricate, interesting, and fun to wear. Most recently I began thinking how lovely an infinity scarf would look with beads woven on to it.
This beautiful pink scarf was lovely all by itself, but it gained an entirely new look with the seed beads woven onto it. I chose beads with colors that would not only compliment the soft pink of the scarf, but would set it off as well. This infinity scarf is now a scarf necklace. The beads are anchored in place, making them stable and secure so that they don't shift around. The scarf can go around a neck once or twice, with the beads on the top, on the bottom, or the two layers overlapping with the beads on the top.
This next scarf is a bit longer and can actually go (snugly) around a neck about 3
times. The white beads that are the focal point of this piece stand out wonderfully against the soft purple material that the scarf is made from. Each scarf necklace has a center piece with an accent piece on either side. All the beaded accents are needle woven, one bead at a time, right here in my studio. While it is very time consuming to do this, as you can see, the results are lovely!
This picture makes the importance of scarf material very obvious. For certain, the more gorgeous the material, and the more striking the beadwork, the more amazing looking the scarf necklace is when it is finished, and the more stunning the statement it will make. The scarf on the left is made from some stunning fabric, and the beads are very special Czech glass that I special ordered. The deep emerald color against the rich gold are a perfect contrast to the flocked scarf.
While I have many scarves in my drawer, the ones that get the most attention are those with the woven beadwork that makes each of them unique. At craft shows. my mannequin pulls down quite a following as she models one or another of these. The three that are pictured in this blog are currently the only ones I still have available in my Etsy shop. I need to make more!
Do you wear a scarf? How about a scarf... necklace?!!