And now for the reason I have had pearls on my brain. It's almost like one of those advertising jingles that just keeping whirling around in the brain. Perhaps this hop will cure this whirl but I doubt it as I do love me some pearls.
Now I do love the old fashioned opera length pearl necklaces, (I need to sit down and make myself one) but I wanted to do something a bit different. And I think that different sums up this necklace. The focal was one I won in a contest hosted by Silver Parrot. I really liked the look but to be honest, I am not one to work with angel wings. Still it was cool looking so I kept it in my shelf where I could see it. And it has a great saying on the back "You were born with wings". And it was perfect for this necklace!
No one said I had to use all pearls and since I was looking for something out of the norm, I ended up knotting peach freshwater pearls, bone beads and copper together on waxed linen with a copper clasp from Znet Shows. I do have to say that my flex shaft justified its purchase when I had to drill out all the holes on the pearls. So what do you think? Did I succeed in different?
This next necklace is slightly more traditional. Note I said slightly. With this one, I used a focal from HumbleBeads. The beautiful greens in the focal just drew me in and was my starting point.
Both necklaces are for sale. Just drop me a line if interested.
Now it is blog hop so be sure to click here to see what everyone else has made. I know that I am looking forward to wandering through blogs filled with pearl loveliness.