Sunday, September 7, 2008
I Love Agate
Here is a quick picture of the necklace I just finished. I shaped it into a heart just for fun. It is quite long and lays beautifully.
I got the moss agate chips at the flea market today because I knew I had coordinating beads in my stash. I like to lay various strands of beads on my bead board and see what catches my eye. I found a strand of small glass beads that were burgundy and gold that really spoke to me. I dug through my "Virginia Tech" stash for other burgundy beads and found some that I really liked. I thought they needed something, so I took the trusty 18kt gold leafing pen and did some random designs on the glass beads.
Yes, you can add paint to a nice glass bead if it doesn't suit your design. It's ok, really.
That made all the difference in the world. I then laid them out in a pleasing pattern on the board and looked at them for a few minutes before deciding that they needed to be on eye pin links. Of course, I didn't have the correct size for my main links so I had to make them from 14kt gold wire, and now I am really glad that I went with the links.
Well, now that I have finished patting myself on the back. I'll let you look at the piece again and you decide.
I wear lots of colors that this necklace will go with and I will probably take it on our trip next month. I'm sure the California Girls will love it. Well, that's all for now, take care and have a good rest of the weekend. It's almost time for Big Brother 10. See you soon.