PS I Made It has done it again! After her hair roller necklace tutorial, she has come up with a spike necklace tutorial made stir sticks! The maroon Dunkin' Donuts sticks make for a dramatic contrast with the black ribbons.  A stunning and fun conversational piece for sure.

However, this design also shows "good bones". The basic focal structure is inspirational. You can do something similar with beading, wire, or fan or spike components like the gemstone ones we have in our workshops.

A couple of outstanding past beader designs from our workshops/beading parties using gemstone fans are Donna's green aventurine fan necklace and Ashley's blackstone fan necklace. Debbie and I get asked this question - "Should I put something between each spike or not?". The two designs show either way works. Your call.

Spikes are dramatic so take advantage and supply sharp contrasts. I like to play up on their contemporary edge and keep it simple.  Even for a vintage necklace like the antiqued copper and brass spike necklace I recently uploaded in my shop.

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