I had to work last weekend so there was no Weekend in beads.
I did manage to make a necklace on Monday so without further ado:
I am not one to ever follow a pattern but I saw the original version of this necklace in Stringing Magazine and had to make it asap! (thanks to designer Kristy Greathouse for such a fab design!!) I changed the order of pearl and crystal beads, added some sterling silver spacers between the crystals, oh and I used vintage crystals instead of firepolished glass and voila!
The bicone crystals and clasp were a gift from a friend, the vintage crystals were from my grandmother and the pearls came from Courtney B (Hi Courtney!) that were part of a bead swap round robin YEARS ago. Yep. I hoarded those pearls for "the right project". *wink*
I also decided to go out on a limb and purchased a spot at the Seattle Woad Workshop coming up in May (you can find out more at frenchgeneral.blogspot.com ) What on earth is Woad?? It is this fantastic plant that is use to dye fabric all kinds of wonderful shades of blue! Textiles have slowly crept upon me (it's the bead embroidery's fault I tell you) and I can't wait for the class.
That's about it for now,
Make sure to visit on Saturday for the Bead Soup Blog Party!