I stopped for a minute in the midst of kit making and deadlines and tax preparation to do a little tiny bit of beadwork for beadwork's sake. Something I don't get to do too often. I have these pretty rock crystal pendants, and I decided the palest of blues, air blue opal and silvery whites, white opal and crystal cal ab, with some grey blue pearls would all go nicely.
I started with an 11 bead wide ladder stitch and brick stitched each side down to one bead. I then connected those two end beads through the hole of the rock crystal to form a bail. Lot's of pearlescent and sparkly embellishments, and a sweet little necklace of strung pearls and crystal and voila!
In this photo it sits a top a romantic sweater that I made last year and it just so happens they look beautiful together. Since the week calls for 60 ish spring weather, I think they'll be seeing a lot of each other....
And now back to the deadline beading. The deadline is today, so finishing is imperative and I'm really really close.