These amethyst daggers are a bit bigger than the beads that I usually use, but the colour in them is so bold that they were hard to turn down. They’re irregularly shaped and very organic looking, so I wanted to let them speak for themselves. I sorted through then entire strand by size, graduating from longest in front to shortest in back. I have a few silver-coloured glass seed beeds through the necklace here and there, to add a little shine, and I think this piece turned out great. It’s finished with a silver-filled toggle clasp.