Many years ago I made this necklace for my mother, with little beaded "people" representing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She's been cleaning recently, and because she doesn't wear jewelry much anymore (she's 93), sent this back to me. Seeing the necklace reminded me of how much fun I had making it.
This is a seed bead project using needle and thread, seed beads, bugle beads and various glass beads to represent each child. The girls get "wings" and the boys get "antenna" (which are kind of hard to see, but if you look for them you'll see them). The fun part is selecting body and head beads to represent each child.
I decided to organize them by age within family group. This grouping, from right to left, represents Elizabeth, Dave, and Kristen.
Finally we have Viola (in blue), and Caleb. I think I got lucky here, because I'm pretty sure Viola was "on the way" when I did this, and Caleb wasn't even close to joining the world -- he just evened out the earrings.
Looks like fun, doesn't it? It is. I never got any takers when I tried scheduling a class, but I could probably dig out the instructions if people show an interest.