Just in case you need something shiny and stylish in the midst of battle..?
I can't explain it, really. I've had the blue-green beads for a very long time. Then happened to come across the exact same bead in straight blue and straight green a few months back. And, for no explainable reason... this happened.
I rather like the way it moves. I was considering joining all of the strings with chain, but I just don't think it would look as nice while worn.
It all just kinda came together. Found these gorgeous faceted freshwater peals that are impossible to describe. They glow and they shimmer and they remind me of pomegranates. The cubic zirconia drops are actually red and not orange as the camera kept trying to decide that they were, bringing out the brighter reds in the pearls. It was a totally separate idea to make the chain; I'd been wanting to do that one for quite a while and finally gave in... then combined them. I also had two pearls left at the end, so... I made earrings.
Something I was working on while I was waiting for my neck to stop aching. Fun times. It turned out just like I'd imagined it, though! That's... kind of amazing. Relatively simple but "dense", with a good weight to it. Two dragonfly charms and a few little bitty silver beads. We'll just say it was a learning experience.
Can I not think about how much time this took? It was little by little over a period of... a long time. A really long time. I'm very pleased with how it came out, though!
The rich, lush colors of the last summer evening are tinged with just a touch of gold amongst the greens, a little hint of copper amidst the silver moonlight and dark blues and purples before twilight. Alas, I will wait for summer's return under a warm blanket with plenty of hot drinks.
Just a little experiment. I sort of accidentally decided to return to a simplified bit of chainmaile, at first planning to make the entire necklace that way... but then there's always the possibility of pinching, and that's no fun. I decided instead to simply (FOR ONCE) and make the necklace easily adjustable with less work, less weight, and still keep the look I'd wanted. Success!