I can hardly believe that November is really ending, and I didn’t miss a single necklace! It’s so exciting to be presenting the final design in my Necklace A Day challenge.
There were many times when I thought that I was going to fall too far behind to finish. I had to get used to the idea of blogging in the afternoons instead of first thing in the morning, so that I could stay caught up on projects and photographs.
Of the 30 different necklace ideas that I jotted down back in October, only six of them had to be bumped. Most of them I declined making because they were just too complex to make in a short period of time. I had so much fun trying out simple designs, like Y pendants, to stay on track.
I finished off my Ring A Day challenge with a rainbow palette, so I thought it would be fun to make it a tradition! For today’s necklace, I wanted to make a rainbow of beaded flower beads, but I didn’t have enough 6mm rounds in the same style to make them look consistent. I don’t mind having different seed bead finishes in one piece, but I didn’t want to combine flowers with druk and fire polish centers.
Then I remembered that I still had most of a packet of black and white druks, and inspiration struck! I created nine different colored flowers with black and white middles, and strung them with more druks, black seed beads, and translucent white pinch bicones.
This design challenge was a lot of work, but it was totally worth it. I’ve been able to try out so many techniques and materials, and finish projects that have been on my to-do list for a long time.
To share the joy of this journey's end, I’m trying out the coupon codes at ArtFire, and having a celebration sale. All of the designs I created this month - minus the two I kept for myself - are 15% off. And, to say thank you to all of my readers for sharing this journey with me - and my subscribers who stuck it out through the steady stream of posts - all of my tutorials are on sale, too! Buy any tutorial, and get a second project of equal or lesser value from the same category free!