The necklace is czech glass squares with darker color veins that vary in each square - I spaced with copper 2mm balls and 11 sbs.
PICOT STITCH PROJECT
I am on a pink/peach/orange kick and I found these beautiful fire polish beads on a recent trip to Seattle at Garden of Beadin. The AB sheen (up close and personal) is really gorgeous. Unfortunately, Garden of Beadin' is not on-line, so the fact that I didn't buy enough strands to do much more than this necklace is a dang shame...I don't know what the color is exactly, (the price tag didn't include color) but I had not seen it anywhere else. And the final necklace shown below is not what it started out to be... it was supposed to be layers of picots, but for some reason as I neared the bottom layer, it didn't want to form a nice circle... had a mind of its own, and wanted to lay kind of funny. So, I pondered it for a day or two and then finally it dawned on me that I could fold it over and just zip it up using peyote - I guess that would be peyote... the zipping part anyway! I love the way it turned out. The pinkish AB fire polish on top with the pearls in a light coffee color underneath are really wonderful. It gives the necklace real dimension. And, mixed with copper bead caps and a little chain... yummy! I can also twist it so the pearls and fire polish are both given equal "show". It's a versatile piece I didn't imagine when I started.
Darlin' flower earrings to match. I put a little bit of turqoise paint on the edges of the copper flowers just to give it a little extreeee pizazz...
My next project, again in the pink/peach/orange family. This dyed agate (thanks so much Terri for educatin' me on the stone!) is really gorgeous - the layering of colors really caught my eye. Again, Garden of Beadin, and I only bought one. What was I thinking?
And here are the earrings to go with this necklace - drops are really pretty - darker on the outer layer and lighter pink inside. I had a hard time showing that depth with my camera. Swarovski crystals with Czech angular drops on copper wire.