Here is the first of the three Beading by the Bay pendants I completed.
Only, as sometimes happens the button I originally chose was no longer available in quantity. I needed at least 36......so it was time to look for a suitable replacement. Well, not just merely suitable (suitable brings to mind, one that will do). I didn't want to compromise this design at all, with so many participants looking forward to this color way.
I sourced one I thought would work but it turned out the size was not right.
For the bezel to fit, it needed to be 1 1/4" so I knew it was going to be challenging. But I think I succeeded brilliantly with this custom painted button from Susan Clark Originals.
They have been a pleasure to do business with, going through potential options with me and finally coming up with this one. The bottom drop is a verde custom coated Swarovski drop and the pretty little closure bead is a Czech rivoli. Such a soft, romantic color palette.
Just received my copy of Perlen Poesie and what wonderful pictures of your beaded creations. I did a bracelet of Diamonds are Forever in almost the same colors as the one in the magazine. I love the pastel colors in the Disco Bracelet. Congratulations on a beautiful endorsement.
Looks like a beautiful replacement button you found. If you hadn't have mentioned it, I bet no one would know! Can't wait to see you in March.
I like the softer colors; it keeps the beadwork looking a lighter feel.
I love both, depending on my mood and a day in my dark or bright side :o)
And the button is beautiful, i've just had a look at S.Clarke work, beautiful !
have a nice Sunday
I am discovering an addiction to the lovely glass buttons in addition to my bead habit (sigh) Thank you for the link!
A really lovely piece, gorgeous colours
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