|... for my godmother|
A specs chain has to be light and versatile. You don't want a stiff, heavy string of beads resting on your shoulders, or weighing down your glasses onto your bridge. So for this project, I had picked some seed beads (large size) in off-white, and some glossy black bicones, to set off the chain. I used dark metal eye-pins to connect the beads into a 26-inch chain. The project was about repetitive looping, but still very straight-forward, really. If you want a super light finished work, you can opt to string up beads using a nylon string, but that'll be too light and maybe even a little dull. I feel that some metal adds character, but you've got to exercise a little caution when removing your spectacles, as rough handling may cause the metal to clink against the lenses.
|Bicones, Eye Pins and Seed Beads|