Friday, May 22, 2009

Colorful New Necklace

In Wednesday's post I showed you some new beads I had purchased on one of my field trips. I was concerned that they fell into the "What was I thinking category."

Last night, I decided to get busy and make a new necklace using these beads.

The first thing I noticed was that what I had thought was black was really a pretty clear dark blue. When the beads were close together on the temporary string, they indeed looked black but loose on my work surface you could see the beautiful blue.

So the first decision was to separate the beads. After many different tries, I settled on cobalt, 4 mm bicone crystals. They have the same sparkle and color.

I snuck out 2 beads to make matching earrings to complete the set.

Taking a picture was a challenge too, as usual. The changing colors were hard to capture and the cobalt bicones are hard to see in the necklace. This was the best I could do. What do you think?

B and


  1. That necklace is like a rainbow and it shows in the pic! Good job teaming them with the cobalt bicones.

  2. Sistren Bev,

    I don't think you could have made a better choice. The cobalt bicones are a delicious compliment to the larger beads.

    Bless Up,
    Lady Roots