Inspiration for this necklace came from gorgeous colors of our autumn. This year luckily fall was very long and warm with only slight signs of frost in the mornings. So there were no question, main color palette for the necklace would be bright shiny red mixed with bronze and teal exactly how were leaves and sky this fall.
I started necklace with wonderful TOHO seed beads: metallic bronze, silver-lined teal and siam ruby, with accents of silver-lined teal magatamas and it really shined as you can imagine with such a variety of silver-lined and metallic finishes. I was slightly concerned with durability of metallic and silver-lined seed beads, but it surprised me, not even one got damaged while working. I was happy to find good quality metallic beads finally.
I was very curious to work with cubic zirconia, so orange oval drop in cubic zirconia worked just perfectly as centerpiece with simple column beads of the same color as a side accents. As expected orange drop looked more like red, very bright red, I ordered based on the photo, not the name and great quality of Artbeads product presentation did it's job, color was exactly how I wanted.
For embellishments I chose sparkly bicones from swarovski section in indicolite golden shadow and vitrail colors, and rounds in hyacinth. Colors worked great, I am sure I can trust planning colors for the new project from the screen when ordering from Artbeads. Final touches were made with gorgeous leaf from czech glass leaf beads and teal green leaf bead from vintage section.
I truly enjoyed working on this project and hope this enjoyment contributed to the look of the necklace. Thanks a lot to Artbeads for giving me such a great opportunity, wonderful quality materials, friendly communication, prompt shipment. It was my pleasure to work with the whole team.
Disclosure: Being participant of the Artbeads blogging program I have received the products from Artbeads free of charge and I am honestly reviewing them. I have not been paid for any endorsement of the products.