The necklace I was going to share today has been postponed. It was nearly finished when I noticed a huge stitching error that could not be ignored. And since I didn’t have enough time to take it apart and start over, I had to come up with a new design and fast!
I already had a purple tagua slice on deck for later. It’s the last color in my stash of tagua and all I needed was a palette to use it with.
I really like orange and purple together, almost as much as I like stretching combinations to the far edges of the color wheel. Something told me to pair the bright purple up with rich browns, and I’m glad I listened!
I pulled some purple fire polish, vintage beads in dark topaz, some caramel seed beads and fuchsia 8/o‘s for accents. I wanted to start by making a bail for the pendant, and this is where my luck came back to me. It wasn’t until I sat down to start stitching that I noticed how big the hole in the pendant was - too big even for a 6/o seed bead to cover.
I incorporated more mother of pearl into the design, and ended up with a great seaside piece. I love how it has a great ocean vibe without a hint of blue or green. Now to fix my blundered necklace!
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