Green Lantern Agate Turquoise and Leather Beaded necklace
A couple of months back I got my assigned person for my Secret Santa with the JET team on Etsy. With the specifications in hand I were put to the test. Let's just tell you the truth. It's hard. Creating a piece for someone who not only makes jewelry themselves but sells it too. So I got to work pulling all the purple and greenish/blue beads I had.
I grabbed a lil' bit of everything. From turquoise to agate to glass beads in all the shades imaginable. I played around with combination for days and each time walking away unsatisfied. Until one day I put my foot down and said to myself no I have to get this done and in the mail.
So finally I came up with this combination. Now with only a limited amount beads I had to think. Chain or leather cording. If I went with chain it would take the focal point off the combination of beads and color. So I opted out for leather cording. Now I went into my jewelry making stuff and no cording. It's like it grew legs and walked. So yet again I had to walk away and hunt down my leather cording.
I found it a couple of days letter in a stash of stuff I totally forgot about. Oh and my phone mysteriously fell off my desk so until I got my new one I lost all the other photos.
So let's speed ahead to constructing the piece. I strung the beads onto jewelry wire and secured it with crimp beads and jump rings to attached it to the leather cording. I finished off the piece with a lobster clasp and chain extension.
Voila the piece is complete. I made some howlite and glass earrings to compliment the piece and off into the mail it went.
Next time I'll do it the old fashioned way and use the camera!