Obviously, the coming of spring has had an influence on my sporadic beading. I've made another pendant and in colors that are so unlikely for me.
Pink!!! Not a color I use very often and yet it was the color I was drawn to when I looked at beads for this piece. It was a project that a group of us worked on at Bead Soup. Once a month a group gets together to work on a tutorial together. This one came from Nela Kabelova. I go when I can and always come away with a component that I can then make into a necklace or bracelet. Often the projects use some of the new bead shapes that are coming out at a rapid pace right now. This one used two hole Rula beads as the basis of the bezel for the rivoli. I had this rivoli in my stash and decided it was what I wanted to use. Must be Spring Fever! So, the bezel used Rulas, 11s and 15s. Then the outer round used pinch beads. It was a quick project and when I got home I decided to add some chain fringe with a some things from the stash and some leftover pinch beads. I liked that the pattern recommended using a size 8 seed bead to attach the jump ring for the top and so I used that at the bottom to attach the chain. Here are some details.
I love finding new ways to create a bezel and this was so easy that I'm sure I'll use it again. I also like the idea of the chain fringe. It gives the design some movement.
Thank you for taking the time to visiting today! I really appreciate it and I hope you have a wonderful day. I'll be in the garden taking advantage of the wonderful weather!