While I sorted my supplies, I ran into a problem. The color of some of the pearls were off. I had ordered dark blue/navy and what I received was dark teal/green color. Turns out I had a mislabeled batch. Oops.... I reached out to one of my contacts there at Cousin/Prima Bead and he quickly sprang into action to make sure the other pearls were labeled correctly for other customers and find me a perfect match for what I wanted. Within a few days, I received my new goodies. But the fact I had off colored items didn't stop me from creating a beautiful piece from the pearls. So now I have two necklaces for Cousin to choose from. Below are the progression of each necklace from idea conception to finished beauty.
The beginning of the first one:
I used Beadalon's WildFire Thermally Bonded Bead Weaving Thread in Frost 10 lb., 15mm with a #12 beading needle.
I added in dangles along the sides using 10x8mm Crystazzi Dark Sapphire and Clear A/B tear drops accented with 4mm bicone Crystazzi Light Sapphire crystals and 4mm bicone A/B clear crystals. I draped a Sterling Silver link chain from the Elegance Metal line in the design.
Bit by bit, it all came together. I continued to add in various colored glass pearls, crystals, and even some Jewelry Basics acrylic beads.