Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Elusive Necklace

I just spent a fun morning with a friend, shopping at one of my favourite bead wholesalers. She shopped..... I shopped..... and between us we wouldn't have had any money left for a cuppa after. Lucky they provide the coffee free!

I've become determined (read obsessed) to find a jewellery design that will work with the swirly yellow, orange and brown dress so one of my tasks was to suss out their selection of wooden beads. I picked up a few strands of dark wood and some dyed shell beads. But my happiest find was the strand of kukui nuts (bottom). It reminded me of the leis the girls and I made in Hawaii a few years back. At the time, customs wouldn't let us bring them back into Australia and we had to leave them behind but seeing these brought back some happy memories. It's strange though that we can now buy them here on our own shores! 

Anyway, I'm hoping to turn some of these beads into the piece that finally works with that dress. I'll report back once I've had a chance to play.

Over the past few evenings I've been working away on the St Petersburg lariat. And here it is, all finished!

The colour is quite similar to the blue in the dress and it got me thinking that maybe this might be the piece that works with it. I'm still going to create something with the wooden beads because it's what I've had my heart set on all along. Fingers crossed!

I'll be back next week with the outcome...... 'Til next time.....

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