Back on December 22nd, Lorelei announced a Fusionbead.com Blog Challenge and I joined in because the beads and findings she suggested were not the ones I regularly use and tweeked my interest. I ordered my beads the very same day from both Fusionbeads.com and Beadaholique and inspite of the early order, some items have still not arrived, so I made do with the beads I received. I guess it was all of us responding to the challenge that depleted their stocks, and I think that's a good thing!
I used the Green Luster and the Gold Smoke fire polished glass beads, along with metallic teal/gold iris Japanese seedbeads and Ta Da!
Since I did not get my clasp on time, I decided to make it a long necklace with a double row of brass chain, linked to a double row of the beads. The beads I framed with brass bead caps and added some red velvet quartz rondelles.
With the red and golden beads and the brass I was going for a regal victorian style. Would you wear this for a stroll in the royal gardens?
It's long and can be slipped over the head.
So, I would love to hear what do you think?
I am off to work now, I will see you in the evening.
Have a great day blog hopping!
You can see a list of the other beaders participating in this challenge in Lorelei's blog posting for the day.