Yesterday, a friend busted her stash of jewelry supplies and gave me POUNDS and POUNDS of beads and findings. Woohoo!
This morning, I assimilated it all into my existing stash (had to add a couple more storage containers), AND made her a thank you gift–out of the very beads she gave me!
she mentioned this lovely pendant, said she’d never figured out how to attach it to a chain (hint: it was too long for head pins, so I used wire instead). I added a couple of beads, made a chain tassel, and hung it from a matching chain. I kind of think a black cord and silky tassel would look better, but I don’t have anything suitable on hand.
And a birthday gift, too:
There were a bunch of nifty pendants in the stash. I mixed them with some of her beads and some of mine to make pretties to hang in a window (I know she likes that sort of thing). Each one has a lobster claw jewelry finding at the top, so it can be attached to…something.
Thanks to @MistressJennie for her class on making these!