I started this necklace with $30 worth of new beads and some from my own stash and NO plan or reason.
When I began this project this was all I had to start with:
I had NEVER tried freeform but had always really loved the idea of it. As the bezel came together, again no rhyme or reason, I began to wonder how I would make the straps...
I found as I beaded it just "came" together all on it's own. I have never really been one to really like that type of crafting. I loved rules to my beadwork and this was breaking all of them!
The biggest anxiety was once the first side was finished, I had no clue I would replicate it for the second strap. I knew they wouldn't come out exactly the same, but I figured if I could do it once then I could do it again... I hoped!
Once it was all finished... but I am sure I could always add more... I put it on to find it really isn't as heavy as you think it would be all the differences make it so unique! I know I can never replicate it, but boy would I try! Here are some shots of the detail to the straps. As well as the closure which is a simple Terra Cast Pewter Leaf print button!
And finally it being worn! (Sorry I didn't have a great shot with all of me... ha ha) I love how it's all a little different. No two "waves" are the same but the pendant still manages to be centered... I don't know how I made that happen! But I call her "Waves of Grace"