I have just finished a commission for a sparkly beaded jewellery set.
The brief was a bracelet and matching earrings - not too fussy, no colour, sparkly, on silver.
I got some gorgeous half silvered rondelle crystals from Hobbycraft in 8mm and 6mm sizes along with some silver plated chain and findings.
Each crystal is strung separately onto a headpin, then a loop formed before attaching it to a link in the chain. As you can imagine, it took a little time :) But the result is worth it I think - lightweight dangly earrings, with plenty of sparkle.
The matching bracelet was finished off with a cute heart and arrow shaped toggle clasp.
The recipient must have like it as she came back and ordered a matching necklace to go with them.
I set to work again... pinning and looping. I only put the crystals some of the way round as the weight of them stops the necklace from spinning and the clasp ending up at the front.
Again this was finished with the heart toggle.
It's a change revisiting old techniques, and putting the yarn down for a while. ;)