Sorting through my bead box, I found many shades of red, white, and blue. Wanting to create a long necklace that would be versatile with no clasp, I used bead wire, and finished it by wrapping each end of wire around a brass roundelle, then back through with a crimp, then crimp cover, on each side.
This 42 inch necklace shows the time worn look of vintage beads from Tibet, and Africa. The Native American inspired chevron beads share all 3 colors in one bead. Shades of translucent crystal set off the pale frosted glass, round bone beads, and small white pearls. The elements of clay, along with coral, and garnet beads combine to match the red stripes of the flag. The blue background of the stars is found in the lapis, indigo African glass beads, and the vintage Tibetan focal point bead. A long necklace to double up, twist several times around the wrist, or a single strand around the neck, this color combination will always be a classic.