Made pre accident, this was my second project beading around a rivoli.
This ones Heliotrope and isn't it just a gorgeous Swarovski lovely wiith all that deep moody blue and the violet sparkling out of the centre.
I decided to use gunmetal seed beads because black might look too harsh
and I'm glad I made that decision.
Somehow the second design didn't go quite as well as
the first I made (the Olivine rivoli and gold seed beads).
I just kept going despite the flaws and she doesn't look too bad for her sins.
(Don't you find that some of the jewellery you make just has to be a 'she' rather than an 'it'!)
The gunmetal colour reminded me of stormy weather so I added some bicones dangling underneath to represent some 'rain drops'!
So here 'she' is, please give a warm welcome to 'Stormy Skies'... !