Last week I showed you a piece I had done for Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Elegance with a promise of an update.
Here is a photo of the original version. It's pretty but 5 years later it seemed to need a little more....
Today I finished updating the necklace and added a pair of earrings. The pair will be a gift to my sister in law who will be the Mother of Groom in her son's August Santa Fe wedding. Her beautiful green dress should look very elegant with this coppery combination.
I decided to add yet more crystal. The original shown above has bands of right angle weave seed beads with a 4 mm crystal on the longer columns between. I added a rose gold 3 mm on the previously unembellished bands and a top drilled rosaline gold crystal at the base of each of those bands.
I also took a 'tuck' in the center, stitching the right and left of center bands together to create more of a vee and more of a focal. I added 3 more coppery drops to enhance the center more. One last finishing touch was an accent of 2 mm golden shadow crystals between the top of each of the raw bands. I'm thinking it will have a very high sparkle factor!