Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Fire Opal Necklace

It's great to be back in the digital realm - but I got so much done while my laptop was dead.

This is my big "fire opal" necklace, a showy strand of hand shaped lentil beads with chunky 16g sterling silver wire holding it all together.

The beads have a core of black that was wrapped in silver foil, decorated with swirls of Double Helix Ekho and then encased in clear. I learned how to make them from a free tutorial by Naos. Aren't the the most beautiful beads? It's a great bead recipe. Interested? Click here to read her tutorial.

And, for good measure, I am throwing in a gratuitous snapshot of the wintry weather were having here in upstate New York. I don't know where you are but we have about two feet of pre-Christmas snow.

1 comment:

rosebud101 said...

I'm in Minnesota. We have our share of snow, too. I love your fire opal necklace!