31 January 2011

mission: accomplished

the snow days last week did allow me to FINALLY finish 2 necklaces that were 90% completed over the summer.
i was waiting till i needed a bunch of things before i ordered the 1.5mm 2-strand crimp clasps that i needed for these necklaces (that $9 shipping fee is a stinker, and my local bead store is run by a woman who hates kids, so i try not to shop there).
so finally i got them ordered, and then they just sat there. during a free hour last week i put the black skinny leather cord on and crimped the crimps.....and realized that the black leather cord should REALLY be dark brown because my liver of sulfur patina is on the warm side of gray...it's exaggerated in these photos.

for now the black is going to stay, but you can be sure my next order to rio grande will include some skinny brown leather!



sad to say this one lost it's sunstone with some reasonably vigorous polishing...

but i think it looks ok without it. also, this one should really have the brown cord too....

3 comments:

Heather said...

i LOVE that necklace!

holly k said...

the symmetrical or asymmetrical?

Barb Fernald said...

How did I forget to comment on how beautiful these necklaces are?