My sweet friend Sarah just hosted a bead swap. It was exactly what I needed to get back into jewelry-making. I was on a big jewelry kick earlier this Spring, but haven't done much since, even though it is something that I really enjoy. I seem to get in crafty modes and then change gears (see post below). Anyway... my partner was Erica. She sent me an assortment of beads, and then I had to create something for myself with them. She sent me a beautiful mix of creamy whites and earthy browns, with a touch of sparkle.
I created this long necklace that I think will be fun to wear this summer. I made it long with the thought that it would be cute to make some more necklaces to layer with it. BUT, in case I don't follow through with that plan (see post below), it is perfectly cute all by itself.
Thanks so much, Sarah for a fun swap! And a big thank you to Erica for all the yummy beads!