I knew from the beginning I wanted to make a pendant with the round bird bead with fringe. I made sure I used some of all the beads that were in the kit, except for the Delicas. I wanted to use some of them in the chain but it didn't end up that way. As I worked on the pendant I decided to make a wire bail for it. I've just gotten a great new wireworking book by Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley and I had seen a similar bail in the book. I had a hard time deciding what to do for a necklace. I thought of doing Viking knit, but that didn't seem right. I was thinking of using the remaining beads from the kit to string a necklace, but the ideas for stringing weren't coming. I thought of using a leather cord, but I really didn't want to do that because I wanted to make something. So, after letting the pendant sit on my bead table for a few days I decided to make wire wrapped links using all three colors of wire I had used in the pendant. I have one fringe with lime green wire and one with royal blue. I decided to use the silver wire for one of the link colors also. I really like the way the links turned out.
And, here's a close up of the fringe.
I got to try caging beads with wire as you can see in the center fringe. I'm learning more all the time and my wireworking skills are improving! Not so many tool marks anymore!!! I'm really pleased with this necklace. I've worn it and gotten several compliments on it already. It's a fun necklace to wear and it was really fun to work on.
I want to thank Amy for putting this together! It was a great idea! Be sure to check out the other bloggers who participated in the Hop.
Kristin, of My Bead Journey
Maryanne, of Zingala's Workshop (you're here!)
Karyn, of Releases by Rufydoof
Therese, of Therese's Treasures
Vimala, of The Bead Diaries
Thanks for stopping by to see my entry. I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope you get to do something fun today. It's Friday and the weekend is here!