Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I just found out that I have been chosen as one of the finalist in the "Pearls" category for Bead Star Magazine.  Yes, I did say pearls.  My glass piece didn't make it but I'm really thrilled to have made it in a category which I normally don't work in much.  Don't get me wrong I love pearls but I mostly love my glass and metals.  This years voting is a little different and I'm not too thrilled about it.  To be able to vote you have to sign in to the site and be registered to the Beading Daily Community I believe.  I haven't voted yet since I want to contact all my bloggy buddies and see if they made it first.  If you would like to vote, and I hope you love my piece - fingers crossed, you can go to this link here Beading Daily - Bead Star Finalist. Remember you have to sign in first.

I was on vacation in December of last year when I sketched the design of this necklace on a scrap piece of paper.  Of course it changed somewhat when I actually found the different components, but it pretty much looks just like the scrap piece of paper looked.  It all started with the mother of pearl focal.  I added more mother of pearl beads and two different color pearl strands to coordinate with the focal.  There are tiny seed beads in copper and cranberry throughout which you can't see very well in the picture.  I added copper chain links on top of the focal and added a spray of pearls and mother of pearl beads.  This necklace looks so pretty and elegant when worn.


Enjoy your day,



  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh....It is stunning!! I LOVE it!! ;)

  2. Congratulations!!!!!! What a lovely piece (and it's no wonder that it was chosen as a finalist). The focal is just gorgeous!

  3. Raida, that is so exciting!!! I love the color combo on this necklace. That cranberry is so luscious. Heading over there now!

  4. Thank you, you guys are just wonderful! I so appreciate your inspiring comments.

  5. Congratulations, what a beautiful necklace. I will check out the finalist and vote. Good luck, hope you win, your piece is a neck turner.