Here's the necklace I made for the Bead Soup Blog Party! Hilary Frye of FryeStyle sent such a wonderful assortment of beads I was overwhelmed! The little piles of beads were so pretty together I decided to keep them together to make more of a visual impact. The decision to make it asymmetrical was a tough one. I tried a few different things before I decided to go with it. I wanted something that would look finished and balanced and contemporary. I got such pretty beads I wanted to use them all.
Most of my stash is earth tones and darker colors, but I made up some transparent pink ruffles, which I thought complemented the lavenders and blues.
The silver components sparkle so beautifully, I had to keep the look going with more silver and I thought making each lampwork round its own link kept it light and let the silver come through.I got a lot of texture with the silver components and ruffled beads and was able to keep it light in weight by spacing out the heavier beads.