In an effort to destash some of my beads and use up the 800 eye pins that I bought, I made a few necklaces. They’re nothing too fancy, but will work well to dress up an outfit. They can be layered as they’re all slightly different lengths, and the colors compliment each other well enough.
This one is lepidolite in three sizes:
I have had these glass beads in stash for ages, and they were originally going to be a charm bracelet:
This one is blue sunstone, jasper, and a few Swarovski crystals (I had to add a bit of chain to make up for the length), and I was going for a planet/moons and stars look:
Thanks for looking!
These are really pretty. Sometimes an elegant touch is best!
Ooooh, pretty! Love the mixed bead necklace.
Ooh, these are pretty! I didn’t realize the different techniques that went into the jewelry making process until I took @MistressJennie’s class. Prior to that class, I suppose I just thought of beading as stringing beads on a string. As a result of that class though, I have much more respect for the work that went into these and how you connected each bead to the next one! Nice job with the bead/color combos. They all look great!
Thank you! They remind me of the costume jewelry my mom used to buy at those jewelry parties people had in the 1980s. I wish I had some of those old pieces, they were a trip.
These are going to be great go-to pieces that you’ll wear for years!
So pretty! And yes, I bet they would look great layered.
Lovely, elegant, delicate necklaces!
Good on you for using your bead/ jewelry findings stash - I ended up destashing my collection recently by giving it all to a charity for a person who makes jewellery.
I figured give them away (couldn’t be bothered sorting, posting and selling them) due to no longer being able to use the pliers and fine needles for threading.
Gorgeous beads, excellent assembly. Very pretty indeed.
These have a sophisticated, simple charm. Gorgeous!
Thank you! They’re just my style.