Have you ever tried to pair up green and red without making it look like a Christmas decoration? It's not an easy task, even when you’re using shapes and styles that suggest a different theme.
When creating today's necklace, I was faced with just such a challenge. I wanted to use up a set of Czech glass coins with a swirly red, green and brown finish. They look a lot like little globes, but with lava red instead of sea blue.
If there's any Christmas-y vibe left, I think it has an antique, almost steampunk quality to it. Like a long lost pocket watch touched by age and rust.
What's your favorite way to use red and green beads?
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