This past week I suddenly had the urge to "play" with beads, although I really should have been working on my baby quilts. My excuse was that I needed a birthday gift in a hurry and since I have tons of beads as well as all the components to make jewelry, I gave in gracefully. I remembered I had some porcelain beads I bought in China a while ago I combined them with a few lapis lazuli as well as some sterling silver beads. I strung them onto a waxed cotton thread and made a closure with another bead. By using cotton thread the necklace is soft and very comfortable to wear unlike when using "Tigertale" which is a nylon covered wire.
Of course I couldn't stop at just one and made a couple more
and included some Chinese cinnabar beads. I was wearing one of the necklaces yesterday evening to a party. It went perfectly with my blue and white top.
Until next time, take care.