I made a necklace today that is not my usual style. I was buying some gemstones from Sweet Olive Supplies and a group of large agate talon shaped beads caught my eye. I knew they weren’t the sort of thing I would usually go for (at least not a group of them). Also, I prefer faceted beads, and these are smooth as silk. But as I shopped, I just couldn’t get them out of my mind. They weren’t expensive, so I added them to my order.
After the beads arrived, I knew I had made the right decision. They just spoke to me. I remembered that long ago I had fallen in love with some snakeskin looking little beads. I have them in three sizes! I thought they would be perfect to go between the talons. This necklace, like most things I make, might change. I like the green leather, but I might change it to a thicker flat brown metallic leather. I also could not find my copper crimp covers, so I’ll add those for a more finished look. Maybe that’s a good thing if I’ll be restringing. I’ve saved myself a couple of crimp covers! Here is a picture that I think shows the variations in the some of the agate a little better.