I had a wonderful day beading this week with my friend Patty, She loves copper beads and has inspired me to try something new. This double necklace set features a unusual stone centerpiece I got at the Renaissance bead show when they came to town a week ago. I think it is a dyed stone. It has interesting peach and coppery striations and bubbles.
I added copper beads and it was so dull without anything but the rose and copper so I added these mixed green/turquoise accent beads to punch it up and some black spacers. The inner necklace also has some antiqued hammered copper chain with large decorative links. I made the beaded connections to the chain on softflex wire with copper crimps.
I have nothing to wear this with. Like most people who get into beading in a big way, I have started buying clothes to match my jewelry instead of the other way round!