My godmother's birthday is at the end of June. So like always, instead of buying a gift I opted to make her a jewelry set. After searching through my bead selection, I came up with a cool tone mix of beads....
The last piece I made for her, for Mother's Day, was in warm tones - follow this link to see what I made back then. So I wanted this piece to be with more refreshing colors and I decided to feature green agate, smokey gray faceted glass beads, onyx teardrop beads and an kiwi jasper flower pendant - a nice refreshing mix of beads. Now to figure out the configuration....
I noticed when doing the placement that I didn't have enough green agate beads or onyx beads to continue the pattern. And finishing off with the smokey gray faceted glass beads would be boring so I thought some leather was in order. Don't you agree?
I strung the beads onto wire and then cut the leather to the required length and attached the pieces to the necklace, then finished the whole thing off with a lobster clasp and a chain extension.
All done! I think the leather was a nice mix to the necklace if I say so myself! Now, you can't give a necklace with some sort of earrings to match, can you?!
I created a simple pair of earrings featuring the smokey gray faceted glass beads and sesame jade beads. I didn't have any kiwi jasper beads but the sesame jade was a close second and are passable. I think she'll love it, and I can't wait to hear her reaction!
What a beautiful gift, Gaetana - your godmother is very lucky!
Until next time,