Once again, I am participating in a challenge hosted by Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures - as I'm sure everyone knows, I love her challenges! This one is a little different though, it's on the Facebook group she runs. This one was all pearls, I had two colors, blue and white. I love pearls. Real pearls, glass pearls - I just love pearls. I forgot to take a before picture, but here is my beading board while I was working on the necklace:
The necklace pattern is called Coronation Day Necklace by Evelina Palmontova, featured in the Aug/Sept issue of Beadwork Magazine.
Here are some pictures of the finished necklace, here is a full shot of the front:
And a shot of the back of the pendant. I plan on wearing it both ways, I love that this side shows off the pearls a little more.
I LOVE this necklace, I've worn it 3 or 4 times so far, the drape is lovely and it is so pretty. I am really glad I decided to try the pattern. It was much easier than I thought it would be. I used 4mm and 6mm blue glass pearls, 4mm blue Swarovski bicones, 3mm and 4mm gold Czech fire polished beads, and size 8, 11 and 15 seed beads. Clasp is a simple hook clasp. Everything except the pearls is from my stash, .
Now I needed to do something with the white pearls. I had this gorgeous leaf chain from Bead and Button and I came up with these.
I just love that chain. I really should have bought more. I appreciate your comments, let me know what you think! Please hop on over to the Facebook group to see what everyone else did!