I made a necklace yesterday. It didn't take very long, but I am rather pleased with it. A few months ago I saw a beautiful agate stone bead. It was around 2" in diameter and the colour was a lovely warm yellow/orange/red.
I loved the bead and couldn't stop holding it as it was beautifully warm and tactile. This lovely bead has sat unused since it's purchase but I knew that one day I would find a use for it.
On Thursday I was at my favourite store, Mary Clare, and saw a fabulous ribbon with necklace clasp. It looked perfect with my agate so bought it there and then.
I then used a few little bits and pieces from my birthday bead set and voila, a new necklace for the princely sum of £4.00.
I was especially pleased with my first attempt at using crimping beads to hold everything in place. I think it looks very neat, and I will definitely use them again.
I couldn't have asked for better beads to contrast with the agate bead. I am so tempted to get cracking with some matching earrings.
Watch this space for more jewellery, it is very addictive.