Sunday, 19 September 2010

A Challenge From Aunties Beads

I have pondered so long on these beads. Definitely unsure what to do with them. Firstly I thought earrings but then I added more beads and, woops, they ended up so heavy my ear lobes would have reached my shoulders.

In my wonderful package from Aunties Beads the ones I got so gumboozled with were these gorgeous Chinese Crystal Beaded Bead, Red Velvet, 26mm. Amazing but what did I do? Not the earrings! A necklace was formed and I can't tell you how many times I took it apart and repositioned the beads.

In the end I added some sterling silver wire, diamond shaped chain and more beads, Angelic Crystal Rondelle Bead Strand, Red Velvet, 4x6mm,
Chinese Crystal Faceted Rondelle Bead,Red Velvet, 11 x 14mm.

Added from my own collection is multi faceted black agate. This necklace is amazingly one that you can love or hate. It's bold and beautiful, seductive and a bit gothic. Big too, measuring 34 inches and the Chinese Crystal Beaded Bead, Red Velvet, 26mm dropping another 2.5 inches.

It was and still is a nightmare to photograph. Even placing it around myself still doesn't do it justice. Not forgetting these cute little earrings I popped together using the Angelic Crystal Rondelle Bead Strand, Red Velvet, 4x6mm.


Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Oh Mandy, that necklace is so beautiful! The colours really are gorgeous (I wear them a lot, LOL) and you have done a great job putting this together!

SendingLoveGallery said...

I think you did a great job with the crystals! love that gorgeous red!

Anonymous said...

I hate that when you try for so long to get good product shots and you just don't feel that you can every capture the colors right, or the shape, etc. The piece is beautiful though:)

Designs by Victoria said...

That's a fantatsic piece!

Made By Tammy said...

Fantastic Necklace and Color!