Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cosmic Triangle Pendant

Tribute Bead Palette

Last week I decided it was time to use my last Swarovski Elements cosmic triangle and check another item off my destash list. I didn’t have to look far for a suitable palette - I liked the Tribute combination from last month’s Hunger Games inspiration so much, that I decided to run with it. I added some jet black druks and jet lined garnet 6/o seed beads, and got to work on a new Y necklace.

I really wanted to include the white-heart beads, so I came up with a new twist on the reverse daisy chain that I am so fond of for ‘strung’ style beadwork. Once the base chains were complete, I used the extra thread from the lark’s head anchors around the crystal triangle to add seed bead loops to accent the extra beads between each druk. I love how it turned out - the additional texture and curvy shapes add so much to the design, which already has plenty of impact thanks to the gorgeous colors.

To make the pendant section a little more interesting, I added one more element from the destash pile - a single lonely Swarovski drop pearl in jet black that’s been rolling around since my famous females phase back in January 2010. It looked a little naked at the bottom of the embellished chain, so I gave it some seed bead loops, too.

I’m a little surprised that this is only the second Y necklace to show up so far in the destash challenge. I really expected to find myself falling back on ‘easy’ designs as things got going, especially with the more unusual and hard to match beads. I’m sure there will be a few more Y pendants along the way, and if they turn out like this one, all the better!

Tribute Y Necklace

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