My N-words are Nuts, Nuggets and Necklaces! Just above this text, we have a hazelnut that Elisabet is holding in her hand. Hazelnuts are edible and even good to eat, but are not used in making jewellery, so let us continue to the next nut, which is the betelnut. Here is a string of betelnuts that could be used to make a piece of jewellery:
My second N-word is Nuggets. Within jewellery-making Nuggets are small to medium-sized, irregularlly-shaped chips of stone or glass that are polished, drilled and strung. Here are some Autumn Jasper Nuggets :
Did you know that necklaces have different names depending upon their length? The different names for necklaces are "Choker", "Matinee", "Opera", "Princess", and "Rope". They are not N-words, but fun to know. This information with illustrations is from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' "Jewelry Maker's Library" and "EnclycloBEADia":
Matinee-length - A single-strand necklace ranging from 20 to 25 inches in length. (51cm to 63,5cm.)
Opera-length - An especially long strand necklace. Length is 26 to 36 inches. (66,1cm to 91,5cm.)
Princess Length - A 17- to 19-inch length necklace. (43,2cm to 48,3cm.)
Rope Necklace - A long, single-strand continuous necklace, 37 inches or longer. (94cm or longer.)
My beaded necklace below is Matinee-length: (Or is it? Now that I see this photo here, it almost looks more like a Princess-length, or perhaps something in between?)
These pictures showing the different necklace-lengths were borrowed from this page here. (For those that use the metric system, I have added the approximate lengths in centimetres.)
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