One of the most compelling reasons why one should make one's own jewelry is the ability to accessorize clothing.

Cheryl had an outfit given to her by a friend which was mainly white but had a large colourful floral pattern. She originally chose a mix of dyed chalk turquoise but the pink colour did not match.

It took Cheryl a while but she finally settled on a round shell disc adorned with a real pressed flower. Then she added round beads for her necklace - glass pearls in pale green and bright salmon pink as well as turquoise blue desert sun beads. Desert sun beads are so called because the top finish is deliberately cracked to reveal the silvery secondary coating underneath. Bright turquoise beads were used as spacers.

Now she is all set with jewelry that matches her outfit!

Beader Design #: 338
The Beading Gem's Journal