No, I’m not talking about a reptile, but the bead variety. It’s a such a classic look. I was going through some beads this weekend and came across some fluted fan shaped vintage plastic tortoise beads gifted to me by Mary Redman. So pretty. I tried a variety of beads with them, some colorful, but I really liked the grey and tortoise together the best.

The other beads in the necklace aren’t officially tortoise, but in the amber/tortoise color family. I got the smaller, faceted amber beads and the matte grey rounds in a swap with Helena Hatten, and the rest are from my stash.

I think this has a fun vintage/modern look, and the colors are different than most of my necklaces, so it’s a good addition to my collection.