Here comes the sun, (insert music here), here comes the sun... I say.. its alright (more music here). Sorry, just burst into song sitting here in my office writing this. It snowed a bunch last night (yay! snow day!) so I thought I would take some time to update again with another piece.
Last years popular color was tangerine tango, so I wanted to make something monotone in orange. I used to love orange when I was younger, but alas, growing up made me turn into one of those people that says, "I don't wear orange and neither does anyone else I know, so why is it the years most popular color?"
If you agree with me on that, maybe this necklace will make you like orange a little bit more? I found some great orange Swarovski stones, the large round crystal is actually called Summer Blush, and the 2 smaller squares were Madeira Topaz. And even better, they looked great with the Swarovski top-drilled Hyacinth beads, and the 4mm round Hyacinth beads (also Swarovski) that I had stashed away after buying them from a bead store closing, long ago. So I pulled together some seed beads, delicas, and bugles, and stumbled upon this design.
The top-drilled crystals always look better as a fringe or drop, so I thought I would try out some netting with them, all I needed was a base row to work from. So I dug around through some of my books, and came across a necklace in the book Beaded Collars by Julia S. Pretl that had a great base row with bugles that I loved! And of course the netting hung off of it beautifully, so it was a winner!