I call it the Spring Pendant because of the colors even though the actual name of the design is Sea Urchin. I had actually chosen another set of beads for this project during a snow storm! I loved those colors but when I started working on the pendant I just couldn't use them. They were dark and I was craving light! So, I put those aside to use in the Fall. I don't usually do the same design twice unless I'm making a set, too many great ideas out there, but maybe I'll make a Fall Pendant! So, when I decided to change colors I went to my favorite combination, lime green and turquoise. This is a spring version of lime green and turquoise. It's more olive and aqua! I used some frosted white Super Duos in there too. The 11s are a soft sea foam green. What I really loved about this pattern was the use of the spike beads! I love those beads and I had some in aqua so it worked perfectly. Both sides of the pendant are the same which is nice because there is no right or wrong side. I beaded a double loop at the top and added a jump ring and a silver ball chain to finish it off.
Here is a closer picture.
I really liked the way the colors came together. The firepolished 4mm beads were in my stash and I love the AB finish on them. I had been looking for the perfect project for them. The 3mm ones are a Picasso finish. I thought the frosted Super Duos worked well with the shine of the 11s and the AB finish of the firepolished beads. It was a fun pattern to work on and it really worked up more quickly than I thought.
So, there you have my first Spring colored project. Our weather is just not cooperating this year. It's unseasonably chilly for late March but at least we don't have snow on the ground and the daffodils are ready to burst forth! So, baby steps, we'll eventually get there!
Thank you all for stopping by here today. I hope you have a wonderful day and get time to have some creative fun!