Friday, 2 November 2012
Michaels Toast of the Town Necklace hop
And a Finally Friday necklace, make that two - or really four since they’re both reversible. Since the Toast of the Town necklace can also be worn a bazillion ways I’ve totally lost count. Lets go straight to the pictures.
Now I did my level best to follow the directions so thoughtfully written by Erin Prais-Hintz, but I did adapt on the fly a bit. I talked about my shopping trip and how my palette changed, but I ultimately steered back to more blues. I started with the pale green shell beads and the few oval pyrite. Then I grabbed the teal ring and the Crystazzi glass pearls I had already (both also from Michaels). Next up I made two styles of polymer beads and the toggle bar (the bar is actually a bead gallery pendant hanger I transformed). Once I had all that I was still needing something in the 4mm range to spread all over. I was craving a little more texture, so in went the blue apatite chip beads and I love them here, I should have used more.
I can’t wait to see all the variety born of this design, this is a blog hop after all. Please be sure to visit Erin’s blog to check out her next incarnation of this design and link on to all the other participants. Many thanks to Erin for the design, and inspirational push to try it out myself.
…But before you run off, I did promise you two other necklaces. The focal pendants for these I created a few years ago and once I saw the Design Seeds palette I thought of them right away.
The beads featured along with the pendants are all created from the same polymer canes, I think this particular cane design I learnt from a Donna Kato book. These longer squiggle beads and large hole beads are both available in my etsy shop.
Here is the second design. I’m pretty sure that the clasp below is a Vintaj one I think I will need more of, since I really like how this design came together – if I do say so myself!
Many thanks to Shannon also. Her regular choosing of palettes helps me not get lost in the sea of gorgeousness that is Design Seeds.