First of all - a big thank you to Kristi Bowman for hosting this cool challenge! Kristi's wonky beads are really cool. They posed quite a challenge for me, because I typically do not design with large beads in this style.
I started out with the intention to make a "chunky bead" necklace. However, the beads did not "want" to be a necklace (if you know what I mean). I remembered that I had a nifty leaf toggle clasp that I had been wanting to use for some time. Autumn is on its way, so what better time to bring out the leaf! I was looking for some larger size gemstone beads to use with Kristi's clay beads, and came across some goldstone in my bead stash. The gold accents in Kristi's beads paired perfectly with the gold shimmer in the faceted goldstone beads. I added some glass blue pearls from ZnetShows, ivory Czech glass bells, and little copper corrugated beads for spacers. A tiny copper leaf charm and a small copper bead charm completed the look.
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