Merry unbirthday to me ! Merry unbirthday to me !
Eh ? What, it’s totally my unbirthday, did you honestly forget ? My partner is the lovely D Lynne Bowland, who lives in the Atlantic region of Canada !
Lynne’s birthday is in october, so my weapon of choice was peridot… Or at least peridot hues. I did a bit of both, you see…
This is handmade chain, as I often do – the bigger green rounds are glass (I do not think it it czech glass, but I am not sure. I’ve had these for quite a bit), the little chips are actual peridot chips. The clasp is linked to the chain solidly by sari ribbon.
The focal is a golden hoop rescued from a broken pair of earrings. Peridot chips are wrapped along the inner section of the hoop, and a peridot-colored crystal hangs from the top.
The matching earrings follow the same basic idea as the necklace links – peridot chip and the green glass beads.
My birthday is in june – and there are a bajilion birthstones for June ! Seems like every chart likes to say something different… Common stones to see are pink quartz, alexandrite, pearls. Lynne decided to take a bit of everything – for amazing results !
I will be the first to admit – beadweaving blows my mind. It honestly does. I do not think I will ever have either the patience or the skill for either… And look what showed up at my doorstep ! Breathtaking, isn’t it ? I love this necklace.
Now go look at all the amazing talent in this hop ! 🙂