Last weekend I was at a bead show, and my favorite bead purchase was a strand of red, white, blue, black, gray and yellow heavy African beads.

African beads 2

Other than moving the one yellow bead near the front, I was just going to string them as is for a necklace.  But after I got home, I realized I had a vintage wallpaper pendant from La Bella Joya Supply that looks like it was made to go with my strand of beads. Not only are the colors perfect, but the style is right on, and it’s a large pendant that can hold it’s own with these chunky beads.

BeadLove African beads with pendant

I love how they look together.  Big, bold and beautiful!