Monday, July 16, 2007
I've been a busy little beader.
Billy bought me a pretty silver cross pendant with an amber stone in the center while he was in Greece. Saturday morning we went to my favorite bead store, Rock Barrell, so I could pick out some beads to make a necklace. I intended to get amber beads to match, but they were too large and overpowered the pendant. One of the clerks pulled some small amber beads from behind the counter for me to look at. They were the right size, but too expensive. I had been looking at some small carnelian beads and decided to go with those because of the range of colors in them. It would go with more than what a strictly amber necklace would have. I bought an extra strand of them so I could make a matching watch band.
I planned out my design and found a few larger accent beads to put with the Greek-looking silver bead caps I had bought. I had enough beads left over to make a 3-strand watch band and a choker. The choker is pretty and casual enough to wear with T-shirts; the necklace with the pendant is much dressier. I think I'll wear it to church Sunday with a dark orange shirt and black capris.
I'm feeling inspired!