Friday, May 11, 2012

Blue Lime Necklace

This week I decided to go ahead and use one of our recent bead color trios. I like the combination of blue and brown Picasso coins with transparent lemon lime so much, that I just couldn’t resist. I changed things up a bit by omitting the aqua blue seed beads, and adding some extra elements. For a focal, I chose a pretty blue carved bone tube bead. Extra accents of olive green cat eyes and rose gold vintage druks play along perfectly with the original blues and greens.

Blue Lime Y Necklace

The strand of Picasso coins provided a perfect pattern for the beaded chains. There were two each of every color variation, but only one deep blue, which became the perfect topper for a Y shaped design. I was really intrigued and pleased with the shape of the new looped accents I tried out for my Hunger Games necklace, so I used them again here.

The pattern that I chose, combined with the bead shapes and colors, created an interesting new effect. I placed a topaz 6/o bead to either side of each green cat eye before adding the looped embellishments, and the result looks curiously like peas in a pod. I would love to try this design again, perhaps using some of these pea-like Czech glass beads. I’ve been eyeing these ovals for a long time, with thoughts of more vegetable inspired nature jewelry.

Lime Green Czech Ovals
from Happy Mango Beads

I'm absolutely thrilled with how the necklace turned out. I'm always a sucker for lime green, but the Picasso blue and rose gold make it even more delicious. What's your favorite go-to color combination?

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  1. Such a fresh looking necklace, Morti! beautiful, as always!

  2. Nicely done! I love lime. Turquoise/red and green/pink are two of my go to combinations.

  3. I love this color combination...


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