Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Autumn 2014 Necklace

 When I first saw the elliptical shell beads at HM Ben Franklin Crafts, I knew that they would be perfect for my annual autumn necklace.  The cut shell beads have a nice rainbow iridescence.  I'm not sure exactly why I feel the need to make an autumn necklace every year but perhaps it's because we don't have a true fall season....so I have to wear it...LOL!  Anyway, I also wanted this necklace to reflect the current trend of shell jewelry.
This close-up shows a bit of the rainbow colors on the elliptically cut shell beads.  Actually all five of the pieces have a very alluring opalescent sheen.  I strung the shells on dark orange beading wire and finished off the closure with silk cord.  This necklace took me only about 2-3 hours to create so it could be easily reproduced for gifts.  Go take a look at the many shell beads available at BFC and you should be inspired to make some wonderful Xmas gifts. Thanks for visiting this site and please leave a comment if you have some time.


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Lynn. You are certainly a diversified crafter. Love your necklace earth toned colors and it'll look great with your fall outfit.

Leanne said...

Very very pretty Lynn. The colors are gorgeous and I agree with Karen, I bet this will look lovely with your fall outfits. Lovely bead work!!
Happy Tuesday!!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous..