Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Owl Necklace

I came up with this design back in 2012.  I had some lovely paua shell beads and they inspired me to make a tatted frame for them and this is how this necklace came about.  The "frame" can be used to feature different things as you can see in these examples.  Recently I found some little owl beads and thought they would look pretty in this necklace.

Below are the first versions of a few years ago with paua shell beads:

I've also made it in red with a little apple pendant:

And lastly, I decided to remake the owl necklace using the owl
like a bead, but it was too short.  So I added two 4mm pearl
beads either side to get the right length.
Doing this will let you adapt different size ornaments to fit the design.

I finally got around to writing a proper pattern for it.  I called it "Cameo" as it reminded me of pretty framed cameo necklaces.  

Best wishes,


  1. Lovely design and pattern, with so many possiblities to put in the middle

  2. Love the little frame necklace super cute😄💟😄

  3. Very, very nice! You are so creative.

  4. This is a great necklace. Love the versatility of it.


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