This past weekend I helped my mom and sister celebrate their birthdays. Since their birthdays are only three days apart we tend to only have one event for them both. We had a lovely birthday barbecue, and some relaxing family time. The nieces had a great time running around the yard and giggling. 🙂
One of the fun things about making jewellery is being able to craft some extra special gifts. My sister tends to wear funky jewellery, so I started with a blister pearl pendant. It’s pretty and eye-catching all by itself so I didn’t want to put something with it that would detract from it. I chose some Amazonite tubes and simple silver glass bead spacers, and I think it turned out quite well.
My mom favours more delicate, understated jewellery. I wanted to do something simple that would have a good pop of colour. I went with some tiny peridot coin beads, lovely for this time of year. I went with a split-strand necklace style, attaching the beads to some fine silver-filled chain. This is my first time trying this style of necklace and I like it very much. I think I’ll be doing more split-strand designs in the future.
What do you think about these designs? Which one is your favourite? Let us know below!