After spending some time bead shopping this weekend, I was in the mood to create some beady goodness.
I came up with three necklaces that I love.
The first necklace I am calling Turkish Delight.
I LOVE the combination of gold and teal / turquoise / seafoam together. There is just something magical and mystical about it. When I found the string of beads below (top right) I couldn't leave the store without them.
I wanted to keep the string of beads just as they were as I thought that they were magnificent. I used some beads from a bag of complimentary beads to add some additional mystique and length. Since I wanted a long necklace that showcased the focal beads, I added a strand of light turquoise pearls and crystals to the end. Needless to say, I can't wait to wear this!
The second necklace I am calling Japanese Blossom.
I found these delightful beads that had a very delicate looking design on them. Similar to a cloissone bead, they had bright colorful flowers that were trimmed in gold paint. They also had a cool asian script on them. The crystals I added really brought out the colors of the beads.
The third necklace I am calling Venetian Breeze.
I loved the cut glass beads (bottom center). The light purple is accented by the brown speckled edges, and I felt that the crystals really complimented the colors well. They added just the right amount of sparkles.