This was definitely challenging. It was actually more challenging than I anticipated. I work with glass sometimes, but not glass like this. I definitely would not have ever picked out these beads on my own if I were given a choice in the matter ... which was the whole point of this event! I definitely consider this a success, and it is a very pretty necklace, but most certainly outside of my usual style. I do not wear chunky, heavy things, and this necklace is definitely that. I usually make intricate, delicate, small things.
It is very weighty, but there is also three strands of glass and crystal to blame, not to mention more metal spacers than I probably use in a year. It came together nicely though. Even though this isn't something I'd personally wear, I am fairly certain my mother would. She's just the sort of gal that can pull these kinds of things off with some serious class.
Oh, and I did leave out the wire beads. I was having the hardest time getting the wire to go all the way through them! I'm thinking of making a bracelet and some earrings to match this necklace later on when I have more time to play.
Ordinarily, I'd spend a bit more time with the photos and such, but I've done a good job of waiting to the last minute to get this done. Mind you it was mostly under duress. I thought I'd have plenty of time after AnimeFest to work on things, but then it turned out I'm having to work a whole mess of overtime at the Day Job.
But nevermind that not-so-fun-stuff! On to the shiny things you're here to see:
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