Every Friday, I post a set of free instructions.
Rachel Nelson-Smith isn’t just a creative mastermind—she’s also a crooner. Her new book, Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs offers up 23 beaded jewelry projects influenced by the musical stylings of her favorite jazz bands, tunes and singers.
Today’s featured necklace is a cover girl. Rachel named this project Billie’s Bounce because the rings bob and wiggle, reminding her of the melody in Charlie Parker’s song by the same name. I just love the way Rachel used red thread to stitch together the black beads of the strand connecting the beaded rings together, creating the illusion that they’re navy colored.
Click here to get the free PDF of the instructions for this fun project.