Remember that envelope full of goodies from Rings & Things? Well, those fun strawberry beads weren’t lonely little things. They had some lovely, shiny findings to keep them company. Inside the envelope, there was also a pair of black & copper french hook ear wires, an antique copper plated clasp and toggle set, and a beautiful copper plated button in the shape of an apple blossom, plus some wood charms and connectors. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with everything, but I knew I wanted to use the ear wires, the clasp and toggle, and the apple blossom as a set. They just seemed like they belonged together.
Time was short when the R&T goodies showed up in my mailbox. We were having end of year testing, then wrapping up the school year. So, I sorted through everything and set it all aside, mulling over potential projects when I had a little spare time crop up. One day, I pulled this out and wore it:
It’s a choker length necklace that I’ve taken to wearing wrapped around my wrist twice. Makes for a pretty nice bracelet, even if that’s not quite what I originally had in mind when I made it. Anyway, I started thinking how nice these beads would look with the copper plated findings. And I just so happened to still have some of the same beads. I mixed them up with other beads from my collection/stash/what-have-you because I wanted to be sure I had plenty of beads to make a multi-stranded necklace.
Here is a look at what is left of the mixed beads, after I finished stringing the necklace. The necklace is made with triple strands of tiger tail wire, beaded, then very slightly braided to give the finished necklace a pretty twist. One of the beaded strands is all bronze elements. I wish pictures could accurately show the glitter that comes off of this necklace. It’s so pretty! You’ll have to do your best to imagine it 😉
Didn’t it turn out fabulous? Want to be draped in copper, too? Head on over to Rings & Things and get your shine on 😉
Have a great day!