Here's what I sent to my partner Charlotte Penvy of the Infrequent Beader.
The first necklace contains the PMC focal that Charlotte made herself as well as the carnelian teardrop she sent me.
I made the wire loop on the teardrop so that the focal can be adjusted according to the mood of the wearer.
I then used fresh water pearls and labradorite nuggets in a more free form cluster style.
Where's the clasp, you say?! You HAVE to use the clasp! It's the rule! Here it is!! I loved the PMC clasp Charlotte made so much that I had to use it as a focal too. A few of the larger turquoise nuggets she sent, a couple green garnet tubes with more pearls brought this delicate yet versatile piece together.
And finally.....I had a *few* beads left over since I was so focused on "less is more". So what did I do? I went with my regular habit of throwing a bunch of beads into one piece and hoping for the best ;) Well, really I do have a method to my madness but I wont bore you with messy details. See for yourself! With some of my own beads and findings I added Charlotte's turquoise, carnelian and a few others roped in to make a Tropical Blonde piece "signature look". Big, bright and asymmetrical!
Oh and don't forget the earrings!
I hope you have at least half as much fun as I did with this party! Hop on, my beady friends, hop on!