I was thrilled to get the yellow package from Lisa. I found some beads I hadn’t even noticed in the picture and those were the beads I actually ended up using. The nuggets I chose were called lime turquoise by some gem dealers I talked to. I thought these beads were more green than yellow, which suites me just fine. Green and yellow are my favorite colors, so having a little of both is perfect. I wanted a bead to use with it that echoed the length of the beads, and I found these great baroque freshwater pearls. I pared them with the potato chip silver bits. I really didn’t want to add any weight to the necklace. The nuggets are quite heavy, and in an effort to keep the necklace light, I considered chain, some other small lime turquoise beads, but what really worked in the end was the ribbon. I think I may look for some tie-dyed silk in the future to replace the formal satin, but until I find the perfect combo of dyed ribbon, I think the satin works rather well.
Aren't these beads and pearls lovely?
Now let's go see what the others made!
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