InstructionsI just decided on a length, added enough wire length to finish and then worked out a pattern repeat I liked, making sure I had enough of the ruby beads left to make a pair of earrings to match. Although I intended to wear it as a single-strand opera length, I added a lobster clasp so that if desired, I could wrap it twice around my neck and wear it as a double-strand necklace as shown in the ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Classic, Romantic, Holiday
8 mm round Freshwater Pearls, faceted Ruby ovals, vitrial Swarovski bicone crystals, gold-filled spacers. Beadalong medium beading wire, gold-filled findings.
What was your inspiration?
My 55-yr high school reunion and a pretty top that I chose to wear which was a sheer, predominantly red paisley print with some gold sequin and seed-pearl trim.
What are you most proud of?
That for the first time I was able to wear one of my own jewelry creations to a class reunion.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I had more trouble deciding what to wear than I did with deciding what jewelry to make to wear with it! You can custom-make the perfect accessories for any outfit -- even as I am now thinking about a denim Lapis Lazuli necklace to wear with my favorite jeans.