Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures
hosts a great many challenges and Blog hops. Â She also has a great Bead Destash Page
where TOO MANY deals can be obtained at great prices.
Beautiful Beautiful Beads like these glass pearls come in kits or groupings. Â This challenge was to obtain a kit that contained 8 and 4mm pearls in our choice of colors (orchid, blue or green) as well as 6mm glass pearls in white. Â I luckily got blue for my challenge.
I LOVE PEARLS! Â Any kind of pearls! Â When I got these I knew I wasn't going to add too much else to them because they look EXACTLY like a spring sky with brilliant blue and white fluffy clouds. Â
The question now: How to create a piece with a CRAPTON of pearls without it looking too over the top. Â
The answer: Â You CAN'T so add MORE bling!!!!
I started with a simple (HAH!) base of netting some miyuki bugles in the almost matching blue, and Delicas in an opaque white. Â
After each row I asked: Â Is it too much? Â Do I care? Â and continued on until I had this gorgeous piece! Â I embellished it with some Swarovski crystals just to bring out the blue in the pearls. Â I really wanted them to be the main attraction. Â I don't like things at the back of my neck, so my collar ends just past the shoulder and continues as a single strand of pearls around the back of the neck. Â I then added a large silver S hook for the clasp.
This piece is NOT for the timid. Â It is large, though surprisingly not heavy. Â I like to wear fabulous jewelry every day for no apparent reason. Â Today I wore this piece out to my retail merchandising job with the darker blue sweater, which is plain so as not to compete.
So, here she is, Nilam! Â You can learn more about or purchase by clicking her pictures.