I was at Lush Beads a few weeks ago (she was having a mega sale). I bought a lot of seed beads, some findings, a spider pin, and some of the last chance goodies. I also bought this gorgeous glass bead, shaped like a petal. It has the colors and patterning that reminds me of iris. I wanted it, but I didn't have the foggiest idea of what to do with it. So I got some of the satin rattail cord and foldover ends (and more findings) and when I was home I did my best to put the necklace together.
Let's just say that I have one severely mangled foldover end and I needed to order another bag. So, I eventually got off my butt and sent her some money via paypal and said please oh please send me this and while I am at it this and this too. Shortly they arrived and now I have a necklace. A nice shiny necklace that doesn't photograph well.
I love this necklace. I cut the rattail a trifle too long, so I need to wear it with my more V necked tops but it makes me feel pretty and feminine (which aren't always the same thing) on days when I need it. The necklace reminds me of spring and crocus and iris and the word purple.
I will probably make more necklaces like these. They are very simple, but some beads are beautiful or interesting enough that anything more complicated than this just needlessly distracts from the piece. I mean, this bead is more like art than just a piece of glass even though part of me is tempted to take a sewing thread and add a tiny amount of seed beads to the cord itself.