InstructionsEach successive strand (from the inside of the necklace to the outside) needs to be a little longer than the one before. It's a matter of personal choice how much longer -- and how far apart -- they will be when the necklace is completed.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Mod, Whimsical, Romantic
Flower Purple Sugalite rondelles, Purple Sea Sediment Jasper ovals, Flat Topaz Czech glass tubes, Amethyst rounds (4 and 10 mm), Faceted Czech glass rounds, Beadalon beading wire, silver-plated findings.
What was your inspiration?
I purchased all three strands of the major beads used in this necklace (as well as some other jewelry items) at auction from a beader who was getting rid of her inventory. I can't help but think that she had intended all three strands to be used in one project, because as soon as I took them out of the shipping carton, I could see them as one 3-string necklace. I added some Amethyst rounds, large and small, and some purple and green faceted Czech beads for additonal interest. As soon as I saw the pansy bedding plants on sale at my local supermarket, I was reminded of the purple, lavender and gold beads I had on my workbench and couldn't wait to plant the flowers and make up their alter ego necklace.
What are you most proud of?
That my necklace reflects some of the colors of the beautiful spring pansies.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
When choosing colors, remember that many colors you might not think "go together" appear in combination in nature.