Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Model

Ok, I was supposed to post this yesterday, but time got away from me.

Here is the necklace that I used some of my apatite beads in. It also features a lampworked faerie bead that I purchased at the September Best Bead Show a couple of years ago, and a lampworked bead made by a guy who was in the lampwork class that I took through Parks and Rec a long time ago. Plus some unidentified green stones -- guesses range from green turquoise to serpentine to Australian chryosprase. And there's just a few Swarovski crystals accenting the focal.

I strung this necklace Sunday morning before work, to go with the dress I was wearing. I've actually known for a while that I wanted to use the faerie and unidentified green stones to make something to match that dress, I just didn't have heavy enough SoftFlex to handle those heavy beads. So it's quite fortuitous that I waited to order it until after I got back, because otherwise I wouldn't have that beautiful apatite in the necklace.

3 comments:

  1. That is stunning! I love the saturated color and the focal bead is outstanding. I have a few mermaid and fairy focals similar to that shape that I've been hoarding while trying to decide what to do with them so thanks for sharing your insiring design!

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  2. Thank you both!

    Silver, isn't it hard to decide how to use figural beads? I have some that I've had for almost a decade now and I still can't decide how best to use them! I can't wait to see how you've been inspired :)

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