I'm not a jewelry maker. I prefer making my lovely wire trees. I normally just make jewelry for myself and my mom. However, I'm never one to pass up a challenge, so when a lady at the bead store I teach at showed me a necklace in a magazine and asked if I could do that, I said "I don't know, but I'll find out." If you're interested, this necklace is inspired by the one on p. 42 of Bead and Button's 2010 Wirework magazine. I tried to read the directions, but I'm just not good at following instructions.
I looked at all the pictures and then made it work the way I wanted. I really like how it turned out... very elegant and organic. Oh, and it sparkles! I'll teach this as a class this spring.
I used sea glass, glass leaves, chinese crystal bicones, tiny glass pearls, and 24 gauge wire.