Beadwoven Barbie Necklaces
I’ve been thinking about making beadwoven jewellery for Barbie for a while now. When my sister brought home these Barbie Basics dolls, I knew I had some models to display my work on. Here are four designs I created recently.
In the west, we generally think of white when we think of weddings. In Asian countries, such as India and China, brides traditionally wear red to bring happiness and luck to the marriage. This piece is inspired by the ornate red jewellery worn by Indian brides.
This was the first jewellery design I created for Barbie. I used right angle weave to create a traditional Egyptian collar. Peacock blue Czech cut beads take on the look of large blue jewels thanks to scale.
My muse for this piece was the artistic, unconventional and fascinating Grace Jones. If anyone could get away with wearing a this it’s Grace Jones, or her 11 inch tall red headed friend here.
Barbie can get away with wearing anything, even diamonds that would require 7 body guards in real life. The only other person who could carry this look off would be gem connoisseur, Liz Taylor. Even curses can’t keep Liz away from diamonds.