Saturday, June 25, 2016

Black and white is the theme of today's challenge.  Another fun idea from Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures. Thank you Lisa. My first necklace used the large black pearls and small white pearls from my kit for the straps. The focal is made from a pair of vintage earrings from a friend who has passed away. I took off the clips and used wire to fasten them together. Since there are rhinestones around the center pearl I used one link of rhinestone cupchain between them. A white pearl drop hangs on the bottom. Coiled black wire is the bail. Gold seed beads give it some depth and make the white pearls stand out. A gold toggle clasp is the finish. I will wear this necklace with pride in remembrance of my friend.
Keeping with the black and white theme I wanted to make a necklace that was more white since the first one was more black. I chose a white carved shell flower  from my stash as my focal. I used the large white pearls and small black faceted rounds from my kit for the straps. A gold hook clasp is the finish. This necklace is simple but it can be worn with so many of my outfits.
I have had these agate rectangles for a long time. The small white pearls from my kit were the perfect addition to make this bracelet in the black and white theme. I hope that you enjoyed todays jewelry. Please go to