I love making necklaces because all they take is a little time. I don’t need to carefully make stitches or count anything or handwrite something only to realized I mispelled a bunch of words. In Sharpie.
Stringing beads can be on the tedious side. But it goes pretty quick and the result is that sort of instant gratification that I love so much.
Anyway, after seeing this awesome necklace Andrea made (see the tutorial here and her necklace in action here), I hopped on over to my Michaels clutching my 40% off coupon in search of those jade beads.
I found those beads (or what I believe to be those same beads…they look close enough), and I picked up two sizes of the jade beads and one packet of gold sead beads. Since I couldn’t find the smallest size jade beads (like Andrea had), I made some changes to my necklace.
Since I prefer things in odd numbers, I went with three strands. One strand is made up of all the large beads, one strand is a mix of the large jade beads, the medium jade beads, and the gold sead beads, and one strand is a mix of the medium jade beads and the gold sead beads.
I am crazy about this necklace. It turned out lovely, and I love to wear it as often as possible. My favorite combination of the moment is the necklace paired with gray. But I also wore it to a wedding last weekend with a simple black dress. It’s totally a dress up or dress down necklace. Love that.
What color should I go for next? Turquoise? Gold?