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Max's Butterfly Choker

by: Cynthia Fawcett

This challenge started with triangles and butterflies. A sophisticated blend of green triangles and some dancing blue butterflies - very summer-y I thought. But Cynthia then complained that I was overdoing the green and this is the umpteenth green set in a row. Ha - wait til the next challenge!

I am calling this one Max's Butterfly Choker because my cat Max seemed to take an extra special interest in it this afternoon as I was trying to finish the piece, whether it was chewing on the clasp once it was all put together (and thankfully not before!) or checking out the pile of triangle beads on my work surface (unfortunately, no photo of him with little beads stuck on his nose) or lying on the keyboard and/or pile of ingredients as I was trying to type the component list - just generally driving me crazy in that way that cats who like to bead always due when you're trying to make a deadline!
 
I was excited to find the Spanish Dancer bead in the store, as it matched the colours of the triangle beads you had given me perfectly and ultimately gave me the idea that this design should be a choker, but it could just as easily be a bracelet.
 
The beaded squares are made using even count peyote stitch and then strung on the beading wire while adding a bead to fill in the spaces in between every other bead as you string the wire through the row.
 
Unfortunately, it ended up about a half inch too long to fit my neck in the end, in spite of my efforts to carefully measure.

Editor's note: Length is 14.75 inches - and the 1/2 too long is the length of the clasp. Remember to allow for the clasp when you calculate!

You can see more of Cynthia's work and read her Cynful Musings on her blog.

          
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