How your Majesty was built

My latest entry at the gallery is a necklace I called Your Majesty the Queen, because it looks simply rega to me. However, the construction of the piece was not too difficult -- just VERY time consuming.

The pendant was constructed almost exactly as the Gold and Purple Flower Pendant. The only difference is the center: instead of a cluster of beads in the very center, I added a bead cap and rondelle. The tutorial for this pendant can be foun here: Gold and Purple Flower Pendant Tutorial.

The neckpiece is a modified version of the Coiled Bangle. Instead of one small bead place at the in-betweens, I added two small bead caps, back to back. This made them flare out. I also eliminated any beads on the edges of the coiled frame and added some bead caps over the rubies. To make the neckpiece curved, I shaped it as I was working (not after completing it). A tutorial on how to make the bangle can be found here: Coiled Bangle tutorial.

What makes this piece so great is the sheer amount of precious materials used in it, and also the time it took to build. A VERY long time... :-)
To see more pictures of the final piece, go here: Your Majesty the Queen Necklace
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