My apologizes for arriving late to the blog hop. The cord that recharges the battery on my laptop is broken and so until the new one arrives, I had to find another computer to use for my blog post. Hence the fact that I’m a day late.
I had a lot of fun working with Kristi Bowman’s polymer clay “Wonky Beads”. I loved both the colors and the fun textures. Here are the beads that I bought for the blog hop.
I had some ideas in mind for what I wanted to do, but nevertheless, it took a couple of false starts. This was my first layout. I really liked it, but the pendant has a yellowish cast to it, that just didn’t work with Kristi’s beads. Sadly, I had to set it aside.
Next off, I tried a ceramic butterfly that was a perfect color match. I even knotted this onto the necklace and knotted some of the beads together, but I just wasn’t feeling it.
I stared at it for awhile and finally cut the butterfly off. I decided that the Wonky Beads spoke for themselves and that the necklace looked too cluttered with the pendant. When I restrung it, without the pendant I had that “just right” feeling that tells me that I’ve arrived at my happy design place!
The necklace is strung on a doubled strand of brown cotton cording and the upper portion features 2 strands of dark teal “peanut” beads, with a button closure. When I found that button in my stash, I was thrilled! Look how well it accents the polymer clay tube bead, above the small red disk! The “Wonky Bead Necklace” is available in my Etsy shop.