I made a pretty!
After looking at this gorgeous necklace on Pinterest for like a year, and wanting one like crazy, I finally made something kinda similar:
And a Scorpio symbol on the other. There's also a medallion jewelry plaque, just to make things jingly.
The smaller medallion is the closure, in the back, with a lobster-claw clasp that hooks to it.
The beads are a mix of green glass beads, most of them Czech glass beads in a translucent mint (from here, where I get most of my nicer jewelry supplies). They were actually FAR too bright a color for me, so I put some gloves on, covered my hands with gold nail polish, and rubbed the beads around between my hands until they were nice and randomly spotted by the gold. I also mixed in a few scrap brass pieces and other random green glass beads.
I may wear this; but honestly, the texture of the whole necklace feels so nice in my hands, I may end up just carrying it around events to give myself something to fidget with that looks period, rather than using the pink pearl almost-paternoster that I made a few weeks ago.
Anyhow, fall Coronation is in two days! I have a new dress! I have a new hat! I can't wait to show you! But I have a VERY busy coupla days coming up, so it'll all have to wait til next week (when hopefully I'll have some decent shots of me in my new outfit).