My partner has been generous to provide me with multiple focals and 2 toggles, both floreal.
One of the focals was this beautiful leaf
She sent a huge variety of green beads: crystals, big rondelles, green turquoise, glass little leaves...
I wanted to use the rondelles but didn't know how. I decided to knot them with some grey waxed thread instead of a plain stringing.
I also decided I didn't want a symmetrical necklace, so I needed something different on the other side; I made some beaded beads with the green crystals and brown seed beads, also I made 2 more with orange/lime beads from the previous neclace to give some contrast.
As usual the final part of a necklace is always the most difficult for me. There were already so many different elements, I didn't want the necklace to be too crowded, and I didn't want to sacrifice some beautiful stones in a part of it that is usually hidden by hair.
I suddenly remembered a gift from a fellow beader: sari silk ribbon!
I loved the contrast of this mustard colored silk. I was saving it for something special...I think I waited until the perfect moment. Plus it is really comfortable to wear on such a sensitive part of the body.
I also made this simple knotted bracelet
with some lilac and a beaded bead in contrast color. I was inspired by my spring bracelets and so I made one more
I love so much these big lentil beads, both color and shape attract me.
Stay tuned for more details on my BSBP pieces!