It took me a very long time to finish this simple necklace. The coral beads have been haunting my table ever since I brought them home after a planning meeting at John Bead.
The bamboo coral beads can be quite intimidating in one long strand. I can see how a few people would make one fabulous necklace by just restringing the original strand. It isn’t a look I could pull off. So I decided to just pick three pieces to start a coral project.
I love this colour! Choosing it took some time though….
I had more than a few options at my disposal.
I tried Ori Chinese Crystal donuts in jet. Hmmm. Still like this.
Had to see what pearls would look like…..picking a pearl at John Bead is even harder when you see their options.
This was my second favorite option. It really is a salute to summer and underwater elements.
The coral is still stealing the show…but it doesn’t overwhelm the final piece.
And, with so many coral pieces left over (over 25) from the original strand, I could make up every sample shown!