Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Something for Mark's wife

Back in November one of my husbands friends, Mark, had asked me to make him a necklace and earrings for his wife for Christmas.  I had told him that I would, although he might not get it until right before Christmas.  This is because I had decided to go back to school and I was knee deep in anatomy and microbiology at the time.  Classes ended last week and yesterday I began to make the necklace and this morning I finished it just in the nick of time for Mark to pick it up and get it wrapped for his lovely wife.

Mark had said that his wife liked her jewelry simple and that she liked the color blue.  So, I decided to work with 5 different colors of a denim like blue delica seed beads for the majority of the necklace.  I wove them in a tubular herringbone stitch.  I used bali silver end caps and spacer beads.  I also threw in some labradorite, denim lapis and fresh water pearls.  The pendant is a Lillypilly Design.  As for the clasp I used a silver edelweiss clasp.

I also made some matching earrings using labradorite and fresh water pearls.