Here are the results ... a piece I call "Twilight."
The pearl strands are hand-knotted. Labradorite makes another appearance, as does some patina work on a flower bead cap (learned from Shannon LeVart). Love the beryl beads and rhinestones with Nancy's companion piece on the other side of the necklace as a counterpoint.
I felt incredibly "rich" wearing this the other day in the studio after I had just finished it ... with my sloppy mock turtleneck with food stains on the front. The drape of the necklace is incredible, which I owe primarily to the hand-knotted pearls. I am in love with this piece ... really! And, I owe it all to Nancy, for providing me with such rich "ingredients" for my Bead Soup. It is delicious!
Please check out the other Bead Soup Partiers at Lori's Blog.