This week, I'm going to try to highlight some of the jewelry I've been making with the materials sent by my Aunt. After all, I have so many pictures and ideas--I really want to share them!
So, first, a refresher... Here are some of the necklaces that my Aunt sent to me:
|Look at all the pretty beads!|
Immediately, my attention was drawn to those two strands of oval blue beads, the cobalt ones, that you see in the middle of the above picture.
To begin with, I knew that I wanted to do something that included both of those strands of beads--I just really liked the way that they looked together.
And so, I started to restring them...
|Lovely cobalt blue beads, being restrung on some beading wire.|
...And then looked around to see what else might match them...
|Ooooo, silver chain complements the cobalt blue!|
...And then I combined them together into a three-strand necklace...
|Those components help the necklace lay flat.|
...And then decided to make a pair of matching earrings, using some leftover beads and those same teardrop components...
|They match so ridiculously well... It makes me happy.|
...And so, ta-da! Here is the final product:
|I really do love that shade of blue.|
A three strand necklace and some matching earrings--that look wonderful when combined with a jean skirt!
I'm so excited with this set--and wondering about ways that I can duplicate the design with some of the other beads that I have. :D
I don't usually make long, multi-stranded necklaces... But I think that this one works.
Just out of curiosity, what kinds of necklaces do you like? Long, multi-layers ones... simple chokers... complicated seed-bead designs? I'd love to hear your preferences!