Monday, May 3, 2010

Leopard color lace necklace

I made this necklace for my friend's birthday gift.
She likes leopards, so I used colors that resemble to leopards: brown with touch of gold. Size 11/0 seed beads with netting stitch is used for this necklace.

Just for fun, I read the history of bead netting. Bead netting can be traced back to Egyptian artifacts, New Kingdom, 664-525B.C. In 2005, an Australian archeologist team uncovered three mummies at a dig site near the Saqqara pyramids, south of Cairo, Egypt. The mummies were covered by intricate nets of beads dating from those period.