A few weeks ago I went to the Gem Faire show/exhibit/bead buying heaven with some friends in the Salt Lake area. We had a blast perusing and purchasing fun beads and trinkets.
I went with a small budget (since I have tons from the last gem faire that I haven’t touched yet) and didn’t buy tons, but I DID find some fabulous-out-of-this-world-must-have-them red coral CHUNKY beads.
I’ve wanted to make a Wilma necklace for a while now
but hadn’t found the “just right” beads until this trip. I am in serious love with these red coral beads. They look like carved stones and are very heavy. The beads are a lot deeper red and less “pinky” than they appear. I’ve had a doozy of a time getting color and lighting right lately. :(
I strung them onto three strands of tiger wire and capped the ends with an antique silver bead cap and created a chain from silver jump rings. I wanted to do a special clasp since I have very short hair on my neck and didn’t want a lobster or traditional toggle type clasp. I had one extra bead left and wrapped it in bead caps and decided to use it for the “toggle” for the clasp. I LOVE how it turned out and it’s become a conversation started. I’ve been stopped a couple of times in stores when people have asked about the clasp. LOL!
Thanks for popping by! Inky Smiles!
PS.. I do have some fun paper crafts to share in the near future… I haven’t completely stopped paper crafting… lol!