I’ve been a busy bee and finally got a chance to sit down and make a peapod with birthstones! I had been holding it off for a while because I wasn’t sure what type of bead I wanted to use. At first I wanted to stay with freshwater pearls, but I had a hard time finding nice ones. I realize that no pearl strand is perfect and has many throw aways, but the pearls I came across seemed like ALL were throw aways lol.
So, I thought.. I would try the swarovski pearls. I did my best to choose the appropriate colors and hopefully I succeeded. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality, I think they look great and I’m happy to work with them.
Let me know what you think!
I thought I would post one of my latest creations. It’s a flower pendant necklace. I hand formed the daisy using fine silver, fused it and tumbled it forever. I just love the way it turned out! It’s so light and simple! I had a hard time trying to decide how to present it as a necklace with out taking the spotlight away from the daisy. I didn’t want to over do it either with unnecessary bells and whistles. So I just hung it on a sterling silver chain and added a 7mm white freshwater pearl. Enjoy! 🙂
I’ve been working on some new necklaces, because.. well I’ve got a million earrings, I’ve been a little nervous about it, just because, I’m not a necklace making person! But then that was true about earrings! I love to wear them (necklaces) thought! So I thought I would start with pendants and made a cute little peapod necklace using 7mm green freshwater pearls. I also tried 8mm white freshwater pearls I think both turned out very nicely. Check out the green one!