Picture A (PA)
Picture B (PB)
I chose to focus on creating two necklaces. One (PB lower right) more extravagant then the second (PA upper right). In the main necklace I used the focal, clasp, and many of the smaller beads that were sent to me. I enjoyed using them because I have never used a focal/clasp of this type before. The beads were of different shapes (square/rectangle/round) that I had used separately but never in the same piece. The colors were amazing all from the turquoise family with many having veins of blues, yellows and greens. From my stash I added round jade beads (PA lower left) to bring out the green tones and white coral spacers. Since I had no turquoise in my stash I headed to my local second hand store (the main craft stores just did not have what I wanted) and found a broken necklace with plain round turquoise beads and brown beads (PB horizontal pics). I chose to keep the design simple to not take away from the colors or focal.
For the second necklace (PA top right and top middle) I wanted to create something that would compliment the first necklace and be functional. It is very simple,so much so that while beading it I dropped everything three times and had to start from the beginning two of those times. This necklace can be worn alone, with the first necklace or as a bracelet (PB 3rd from left).
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