Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Pendant

Hi, everyone!  I'm so glad you are taking time to visit with me!  I have a beaded pendant to share with you today.  It's a design by Justyna Szlezak of Eridhan Creations.   You might remember that I used one of her patterns for my entry into the last A Time to Stitch blog hop.  You can see that pendant here.  I highly recommend the patterns because the designs are beautiful and different and the instructions are very easy to follow.  That said here is the Spring Pendant I made.

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! 


  1. Hi Maryanne,
    Gorgeous pendant I love the colors you chose to use. There is great depth to the pendant and the beads you chose makes it look like there is a ravoli in the center if seen from a distance. I am going to have to check this one out I love her tutorials. Winter is just not wanting to let go this season we are going to be back down in the 30's at night and 50's during the day this weekend again after being in the 60's at night and 70 - 80's during the day. Crazy weather, but like you said baby steps and soon it will even out.

  2. What a fresh burst of Spring you made here! The first thing I noticed was the depth (like Therese said, great depth), and the second was the colors and how that frosty twin hole is a reminder of the season that just won't leave. But the promise of better weather is wrapped up in this little beauty :-)

  3. Oh this is perfect for spring, so bright and crisp, would be a joy to wear!

  4. what a gorgeous, gorgeous piece! I love these colors together and would never have thought to put sprout green with aqua, but it works beautifully!! Those spikes are awesome and I bet this makes the perfect burst for a spring inspired piece!

  5. Oh, this screams FRESH! I love those spike beads, and your color choices are perfect!

    Cold and windy today for sure but a look ahead starting Monday looks like fabulous weather...FINALLY!

  6. You always make the most beautiful jewellery that I would so love to wear - and this is no exception - everything about it is stunning - the colours, the spikey beads, the mix of frosted and glossy - so, so beautiful.

  7. Maryanne I just love the colors you choose!! This pieces screams spring!

  8. Such a beautiful necklace Maryanne :-) the colours are beautiful together and I particularly love the blue. Belated Happy Easter wishes

    Annie x

  9. Ooh, I didn't see this one! I love the colors. Very aquatic and Springy at the same time.

  10. Hi Maryanne! We long for Spring at our home, and your post really brought spring fever to me! I love, LOVE these colors! So much! Your talents amaze me and this pendant is no exception! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing work of art with all of us! I hope all is well with you, my friend! HUGS!!!!!


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