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The challenge today at Mixed Media Monday is Something Blue! Here is a blue necklace i just made - perfect timing....!! I wanted to use all the new beads i just bought - i had planned to save them for my vacation - what nicer pastime than to sit by the lake/pool/tv this summer and make jewelry. But i could not wait!! I strung the assortment of blue and silver chunky beads on natural leather cording. It is about 24" long. I just loved mixing and matching the beads - that took longer than actually making it.
I decided last weekend to go to Michaels and buy a bunch of beads and beading supplies - they were having a 30% off sale on some of their lines. I focused on glass beads in either blues and greens or pink and white. (the colours i wear most often) But also threw in some asian inspired reds.
I also got a few interesting chains and metal findings. I especially like the mod look with big rings and hoops.
(click photo to enlarge)I also made this pink and lavender necklace -using wire cording. I made sure all those little chipped glass beads were strung in order - pink, lavender, yellow. Pink lavender, yellow. How tedious! But it turned out really pretty. I thought i would go blind looking for the little holes. I think i'll stick to larger beads from now on!
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