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.


  1. That's beautiful!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 :)