I was finally able to sit down this past weekend and work on a design that's been stuck in my head since I picked out these Summer lovelies from Artbeads.com. After our recent landscaping adventures in our side yard, I have definitely been inspired by flowers, and nature- specifically the butterflies that have inhabited my yard the past few days.
Dangling the large pendant below the butterfly, I attached it all together with some Vintaj Brass jumprings. The beaded was inspired by a design I had seen from Kelly Angeley in Stringing magazine from months ago. Double strands of beads- seed beads, and faceted glass and stones- that meet up every few beads with a few rondelles.
The addition of some purple silver lined glass seed beads, and faceted briolettes of Moss Aquamarine, from my own stash- help bring out the colors in the dichroic glass beads.
I used a cool silver leaf toggle, that pulls the whole design together.
Overall, a summery, shimmery design that could be worn with shorts and a tank, or that pretty summer dress you've been saving for.
Please note: some of the products mentioned above were promotional gifts from Artbeads.com for review and/or design partnership purposes.