I saw a project that had a gemstone pendant with some heishi shaped beads, and went to my studio inspired to use a gold wrapped gemstone connector I have with some natural heishi shaped beads. When I got the connector out, it wasn’t exactly how I remembered, and I wasn’t having much luck. But I had gotten out some heishi/saucer/rondelle shaped beads that went with it, and I was liking that combination. I decided to move away frm the gemstone connector and got out my stash of Artybecca beads. I knew I would find one in the right color palette for this project.
When getting ready for the construction phase, I was looking for a little dish to dump my beads into, and the one I chose had some small faceted gemstones in the same color as the first bead I was planning to use. I wanted there to be a size as well as color gradation, so I used some of those first. I also like that the first and last beads (carnelian from Sam’s Bead Shop) are faceted and provide a bit of sparkle, while the two middle beads are smooth. That draws the eye up and down the piece. I used bronze seed beads as spacers and one larger metal bead over the connection point at the pendant.
After I was wearing it around, I remembered that it is a connector, and I had been planning to find a charm or something to add to the bottom. But I like it how it is, so I don’t see a reason to fussy it up with something I think would just distract from the way the ombré draws the eye up.
I haven’t been as inspired lately as usual, so I was glad I had a really fun time with this necklace.