I have all these great beads that never see the light of day because I made them into jewelry years ago that is no longer my style. I still like most of the beads if not the jewelry, so why not put them to (re)use? I often find beads most beautiful just on their own, but I do like to eventually make them into something I can wear so they can come along with me on my daily adventures!
Back before the existence of etsy, I would sometimes buy beads from ebay. I bought this beautiful set of lampwork beads and made them into a bracelet I never wear any more. (Sadly, I don’t know the artist.)
Luckily, the peachy pink is perfect for a Jade Scott pendant I purchased. I’m a big Jade Scott fan. You generally won’t find anything listed in her store; she is so popular, items sell almost immediately upon being listed. Look at her sold items if you want to get a sense of her style.
In considering how to put this necklace together, I again decided on a wire wrapped bead chain. I promise I will branch out, but making two necklaces with this method gave me lots of great wire wrapping practice. I opted for 22 gauge wire and large wraps and loops for lots of negative space so it wasn’t too busy, and the pendant didn’t get overwhelmed.