Yay!!! I eventually got around to finishing the top part of my 'teardrop' pendant. Not bad for a beading novice I think.
I'm happy with how it turned out.
I purposely left some of the orange showing through as it's a great contrast for the black, and it enhances the gold semi-see-thru glass beads.
And finally.............. drum roll please..........my first bead encrusted Teardrop Pendant on a gold chain.
I also tried it attached to a black neckwire which is shorter than the chain and for using as a choker pendant.
The photo below was taken at a different time of day and the colours are more true without the glare of the shiny bits.
This was a big learning curve for me.
When I next use this encrusted bead embroidery technique I will do things differently. But that is what this BJP is for ...... to experiment with techniques that I may have not tried before, or to play with and develop techniques that I have enjoyed using.
February's BJP will be the same shape as above but a totally different technique that will be such fun to do.
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