The first set’s done!
I’m really pleased with how it turned out, although two of the necklaces had to be adjusted so the lengths sat together correctly. I’d forgotten to allow for the extra length created by the clasps. In the end, I added more length to both the turquoise one on the left and the single strand coral one with chunky turquoise glass beads at the front. Results below, and I really love how it all looks layered together.
You learn as you go, don’t you? Which is why I’m going to think a bit more about how to put the next one together. Sorry about the rather dark photo; turns out amethyst and black pearls are hard to photograph. This is where I’ve got to so far.:
I’m reconsidering the pendants on the top two strands, which means I’ll be able to drape all three strands closer together. I need to be careful with the length of this one, as I want to wear it below a multi-strand freshwater pearl choker I already own. Yes, it will be totally OTT, but I love the look, and so long as you keep the rest of the outfit simple, you can get away with it. I have earrings to go with, which inspired the whole idea.
I’m enjoying this, but it’s never going to become my passion in place of quilts. For one thing, my fingers and wrists aren’t good for hours and hours of beading, especially on my right hand, where the middle joints on the two middle fingers are already sore and make alarming clicking and crunching noises…
Onwards! I’d love to hear what you think 😊