Thursday, April 8

Spring Time with ArtBeads

Spring themed bead "jumble"
This month's ArtBead theme was spring.  I was so excited for this theme.  I am more then ready for spring (as I'm sure most of us are).

I've been thinking of doing a necklace like this for quite some time.  Just a wonderful jumble of beads as the focal point, almost like a large beaded bead, but not (if that makes any sense at all).  I felt that the spring theme would be exceptionally good for this.

I did a herringbone rope in two different shades of gold seed beads.  I used a wonderful mix of seed beads and a combination of pressed glass leaf beads in two different colors.    I then accented the green with blue, pink, yellow, and purple Swarovski crystal beads in fun flower and butterfly shapes. 

Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp
The jumble of beads reminds me of a spring time garden.  All the new growth sprouting and growing.  I love it.

I then finished this necklace a fantastic sterling silver leaf toggle clasp.  I love this clasp.  It's so much fun and fits the necklace perfectly. It's quite a large clasp, but because it has a filigree feel to it, it makes it very delicate. 

I've very happy with how this necklace turned out.  I think it captures the spring theme perfectly.

Spring Time Necklace
I've decided I like this style of necklace so much that I will be working on a few more like this.  I have an idea for a gold and ruby one that I'm going to start working on soon.  So everyone will have to stop by and see that one too.

I want to thank ArtBeads for these opportunities to try out some of their beads.  It gives me the opportunity to try things that I normally wouldn't, to give myself a huge shove out of my comfort zone. 

Disclosure - I have received these products from ArtBeads free of charge to honestly review. I have not been paid for this post.


Beadwright said...

This turned out so very nice and springy too.

Chokingonstatic Design said...

Looks great! I really love the green :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Its gorgeous! Very spring-like.

Three Fates said...

Thank you all very much. I'm so happy with how it turned out. :)

My Momma Drama said...

I love that necklace - it's gorgeous!

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