Here are some new creations I made over the past couple of weekends. Click on the pics to see better detail.
Since I can't wear chain necklaces anymore, I'm in the process of converting some of my fave pendants into new beaded creations. I found these cranberry coloured crystals and they reminded me of growing up on Cape Cod. I also used small round faceted crystals, tiny silver beads and pearls, plus my Cape pendant. The pearls remind me of shells and the snow white quartz rocks that litter the beaches.Toggle clasp.
Been meaning to make myself a cobalt blue and silver necklace for a long time. These are very rich cobalt 'miracle' beads (aka cats eye) with smaller clear cobalt glass & silver.
Dyed crazy lace agate stones, which looks like turquoise (and costs way, way less) and strung in a Southwestern motif with silver beads.Closer view.
I found the handpainted lighthouse pendant on eBay. It's a bit bigger than I normally like to wear, but it's so pretty. I was lucky to find a strand of multicoloured Czech beads that totally matched the colours of the pendant.Toggle clasp of lighthouse necklace.
I found an inexpensive strand of Pietersite flat coin shaped beads and had to have them. The photos don't do the stone justice at all. They are in all shades of browns, reds, gold, some grey & black, and some have a really pretty tiger eye effect. I'm not sure if it's Namibian or Chinese Pietersite.The second bead down on the left has a very beautiful tiger eye thing going on.
I bought the purple dichroic pendant and then paired it with pale purple beads. It's understated to bring the focus to the pendant.Gold & black brocade (jacquard) ribbon amulet bag. Not to be worn & only for decoration.
These take a long time to make!