Bead Hoarders blog hop

well , doesn't life and death get in the way of life ?

 due to a death in the family last week and the funeral being today I didn't get around to making anything for the bead hoarders blog hop till this afternoon.

it's not really a good use of a LOT of beads but i did use up some of my stash. I was looking through some very outdated bead magazines and found this idea for wire and beads. Originally designed to be a bracelet I decided to create a focal for a necklace instead. and then after I made the sample with craft wire I made another with artistic wire.

add some chain and voila , two necklaces from the same idea.

 the first one is made with craft wire and though I don't care for the colour of the silver it does work well with the glass pearls and the black cat's eyes beads. 

 the second one uses artistic wire with silver plated beads , instead of chain I used silver lined glass beads to create the "chain" 

Now I am wondering if matching earrings are necessary or not. 

thanks for stopping by even though i didnt meet  the deadline 

click here for the list of participants so you can see all the other goodies 


  1. Love both, great idea and I think they are a good use of your beads.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.

  2. Hi Deb, Both of your necklaces are beautiful.

  3. Very pretty necklaces. I think blue and silver always look great together.

  4. I think the swirls and pearls are a lovely focal. Very pretty.

  5. So sorry for your loss. There comes time when we just have to do things on our own time regardless of deadlines. Your pieces are gorgeous. the first piece, I immediately saw the shape of an angel, then a heart. I think it is a wonderful 'interpretation' piece. I appreciate your art very much and with follow your blog to watch for more. Happy holidays and have a BLESSED New Year.

  6. Oh gosh. I'm really sorry for your loss. I hope making something pretty helped a tiny bit. Many thoughts to you.

  7. Deb, thanks so much for your sweet comment. Hoping that you are remembering the good times with joy and that you're surrounded by friends and family.


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