The Necklace in the above photograph required many, many, many hours to construct, but I fell in love with the pattern and just knew I had to make it. This is a pattern devised by Ann Severine based on a necklace she purchased in Saraguro, Ecuador. The women there are accomplished beaders and many wear elaborate beaded collars.
This stunning necklace has 11 colors of beads arranged in a lacy triangular pattern and is adjustable from 16 to 18 1/2 inches.Saraguro Beadwork is worn by the women in the canton Saraguro, Ecuador. According to my sources, they are the only women in Ecuador who wear and make beadwork. I always encourage people to by from native artisans, and as you know I also encourage you to buy from LuckySammy.Etsy.Com.
If you like this style, it will again be displayed at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market this July.