I’ve had this cross pendant for a long time, possibly a dozen years. It also has a pin backing, which is the only way I have worn it, but it seemed to me that it ought to be a pendant. I have plenty of blue beads to choose from and yet none of them seemed to work. The finish on the light colored portion is more iridescent than silver, but these tiny (11/0) silver-lined Vintage Venetian seed beads seemed to do the trick. I added a few accent beads in blue and clear/silver foil as well.
Confession time: I did not get this necklace finished. What you see above is how far I’ve actually gotten — minus the beading and un-beading that I’ve done in trying to get a combination with which I’m satisfied. Plenty of other people have perfectly lovely completed projects to see — go here to find the links to each of them.
When I signed up for the blog hop I wasn’t planning on a such a busy couple of weeks. We had 2 memorial services this week, which meant (work-wise) 2 more services needing bulletins besides the usual Sunday service — plus I attended both of those memorial services. Today I came home from the church, gathered up the rest of the family, and headed out to the Garland Street Fair. We had benefit tickets to see “Oz, the Great and Powerful” (hello, James Franco!) and then we strolled down the yellow brick road before the shops closed up.
Also, I’ve been making these earrings which
will soon be [edited] are now in my Etsy shop:
Inspired by a frog named Kermit (above and below)
I’m going to publish this and hope to get around to visit each of you before the end of the weekend.
Thanks for dropping by! 🙂