I've already put Beatrice to work!
Here are the next two necklaces that came from Monday's necklace binge:
This one is strung on forest green organza ribbon, using mixed beads: wooden beads, mookite, and crochet-covered wooden ones. Also on the left you'll notice the clover, it's made of shell. On the right what looks like coral is really just plastic (the store had it marked "man-made imitation coral," I thought that was funny!). I wore this one yesterday and got several compliments!
This picture came out a bit fuzzy but you get the idea. This is a more "traditional" necklace, nothing random about this one. Adam was pleased to learn that I am capable of stringing beads in a pre-determined pattern. ;o) I like that this one has a sort of Wilma Flinstones vibe, it could be stuffy but the crochet beads keep it from being too serious. This one used crochet-covered wooden beads, glass beads, and tiger's eye beads.
I found a new-to-me bead store right in my neighborhood today! For you New Yorkers, it's on 83rd between Broadway and Amsterdam! It's a cute eclectic little store with lots of rare-looking beads and some basic stuff. I managed to pick up some charms for more stitch markers (starfish and little moons with stars in them!), but I went in there to find closures and closures I did find! Look how beautiful:
Sorry it's blurry again, it's late!
I fell hard for this little clasp. Isn't it so sweet and organic looking? I thought it would go perfectly with my newfound jewelry style. I might make a necklace with the clasp in the front as a decorative element, it's that pretty!
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the first necklace I showed you? It's gone. I sold it. Must make more!