It seemed especially easy, using pretty basic materials - wire, beads, and a clasp. This one in particular was done with two strands of wire, which would secure the beads to give the necklace its floating look.
Here's what I came up with:
|Not my photo. This is the photo shown in the tutorial. Pretty, isn't it?|
I used 6mm faceted beads in a blue/purple blend color, and 6mm beads in silver-lined clear. If you look closely, you'll see that I used a mix of faceted and non-faceted silver-lined beads. I had to roll my eyes at this goof because I didn't even notice it until the necklace was finished. I figure that if I didn't notice, then not many people would either. And if they do, they'll just think I was being artsy. Yeah, that's it.
Would I attempt this project again? Yes, but I would try it with a heavier gauge wire. Maybe that's my problem. I used .012", 12#, 7-strand beading wire. Also, I could possibly use lighter weight beads. Or less beads. That's the fun of jewelry making. You can create and re-create to see what happens.
I have worn this necklace and will continue to because I like the way it turned out. No matter that it doesn't look exactly like what I was attempting. Thanks to "A Little Love Everyday!" for this tutorial. You can find the tutorial HERE. Try it, have fun with it, and see what you can do!