Artbeads has truly become one of my favorite places. They have a wonderful selection and the best shipping rate out there! lol. How could anyone resist :). I got this gorgeous teardrop pendant from them recently and just fell in love with the gorgeous colours and texture. The dark teals and light teal mix has to be a favorite.
The Malachite Jasper Pendant is paired up with a large mix of different types of beads. Semi-precious, glass, pearls, brass, crystal, and my personal favorite... Vintaj Brass. I carefully wrapped the beautiful Pendant in a piece of filigree and put it directly on the wire of the necklace and added the dragonfly directly in front. I then added some seed beads that reminded me of the shimmer of a dragonfly's wings and joined them together through a filigree bead cap and a piece of dark green Agate. I then re threaded the strands separately with seed beads and brass beads, crystals, more brass, pearls, and so on and so on.
I hope you come back soon for the next "teaser" post for my Use the Muse II piece.