Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Grape, Gold, and Chocolate Necklace

This is the gift that I made to go along with the birthday card I shared a couple of days ago.
Grape Gold Chocolate Necklace
I went shopping in my stash which Mr. Chocolate would tell you means I don’t need to go to Michaels or JoAnn’s for the rest of the year. HA
Main components: Bead Landing gold chain ( Michaels), an antiqued gold toggle clasp that I picked up @ JoAnn’s, and the pendant is from Blue Moon’s Global Nomad collection.
Bead Landing Chain
The beads are faceted crystal I picked up on a couple of different trips. Hubs is used to me scoping out bead, paper, art stores wherever we go on vacation!
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do when I started so I made some different combos using head pins or bead caps and strung some spacer beads ( all of the findings are from Blue Moon) on larger jump rings.
Grape, Gold, Closeup
I ended up spacing some of the beads throughout the chain and using others with the pendant. I liked the combo of the chocolately brown pendant with the deep grape of the beads. The other beads are an iridescent light brown that pick up the gold from the chain , the brown from the pendant and the purple from the other beads.
It’s for a cousin who’s really more like an Auntie to me. I hope she likes it!
Grape Gold Chocolate Neckace
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Amanda Joy Petersen said...

I am not normally a gold person, but I LOVE how these colors came together. Blue Moon has so many great beads... I need to deplete my stash so that I can go get some more;)

AsylumTanya said...

I love it! I am sure she will adore it! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle L. said...

Luscious! Absolutely royal looking!

Lori said...

GORGEOUS! Just love this mouth watering creation!

Netty said...

Fabulous necklace and so love the great colour of the pendant. Annette x

scrapfancy said...

Very nice and love the combo.

Christine said...

Your husband is sooooo funny! Ha. ha. Your friend is very lucky--the necklace is really beautiful!

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love your blog. I was visiting another one when I saw the chocolate avatar (which is adorable) and I had to click on it. Very nice. I've found some nice blogs like yours, by clicking on avatars I like. I'll be following in my reader :)

Jenn Erickson said...

"Likes it?" I bet she's going to LOVE it! Absolutely gorgeous, Carol!