was blown away by the concept of being able to design her own jewelry. She hadn't really thought it might be possible until she came to her first beading party. She was so excited she could hardly contain herself.

Her inspiration came from an earring design she saw in a beading magazine. The stems of the earrings and pendant were just whimsical bends of the earring wire which incorporated loops to hang her dangles from. She chose flat neutral grey banded oval beads for the dangles which matched the smokey grey cigar-shaped beads in her necklace. Pewter beads in the necklace balanced out the squiggly metal parts. The result? One happy beginner beader who is now hooked.

Beader Design # : 363
The Beading Gem's Journal