I asked for a little feedback on Facebook, and one reader responded with a great palette idea for magenta - lime and coral. I was instantly intrigued, being a huge fan of lime green. Unfortunately, I didn’t have anything resembling coral, salmon, or even peach on hand. Rather than go with a fruity palette, I decided to turn down the brightness on the orange portion of the palette, and chose rootbeer brown instead.
After counting out the shell coins, I realized I didn’t have quite enough to embellish an entire collar. This is just as well - too many pink circles could be a little overpowering. To space out the shells, I grabbed the remnants of a Czech teardrop strand in dark topaz - an excellent complement to both the rootbeer and lime.
I couldn’t be happier with how this necklace turned out. All three colors work so well together, and look very summery. I also don’t know how many more big successes I’ll have coming up in the challenge. I’m starting to scrape the bottom of the destash barrel, and very few great inspirations are forthcoming. A collector’s necklace is starting to look better and better!
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