This is one of my favorite ornaments. I used blue, pink, and green seed beads and blue bugle beads in two sizes. A clear crackle bead and silver beads finish off the dangles. This was created following a pattern by Karen DeSousa. Beautiful and elegant, this is one to show off year round!
Always one to try something new, I decided to hand-bead beads. I covered 6 mm ruby beads in #11 blackberry seed beads. The finished bead was then surrounded by silver filigree endcaps that sets off the color beautifully. This stunning necklace is completed by 4, 6, and 8 mm sterling silver beads, and a toggle clasp.