I needed a challenge, and I found one!  My latest project was on the cover of Beadwork magazine (Feb/March, 2018) designed by Shanna Steele -- I couldn't resist it, and kept moving the magazine to the top of my pile for over a year and 1/2.  There are so many beautiful designs out there - so many really talented designers - it's hard to know which one to try next.  But, I finally had the feel for this one, for a special friend of mine, and decided to give it a go.  It's all about the timing and the feel for me!  :)  

The focal pendant design makes a substantial piece of jewelry.  It started with a 40 mm Labradorite gemstone donut, which then is encased in lots of beads and has a swarovski crystal in the center on both sides.  Black is always her fav... but it's sooooo hard for me to just do something black, so I added some shades of green.  AND, I swapped the beads on the back, so there is a different look and option.  We always need to have options in my book of fashion -- different ways to wear what we have.  Well... it turned out beautiful, if I don't say so myself!  I added some beautiful brick stitch earrings to the mix - the greens compliment each other and it's ... well...    OOOOOOhhhhh la la.  It's a combo you can't miss!  See what you think! 

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