Lucky for me, she gifted me one of her lampwork beauties! And this one didn't sit on the bead table long. I went right to work on a pattern. Yesterday you saw the bead table tease with a Russian spiral rope using small coral rounds. I wanted to use the coral rounds to echo the red in the lampwork. But I didn't want to connect the lampwork to the beading because I thought it might look too 'chunky' ... I wanted to elongate it and have some fun with the pops of red in the pattern. I also used repeated oval shapes between the silver pieces, the coral and the lampwork focal. It is a fun, playful necklace. Thanks Christine!
This is part of a beadweaving series that I'm running this week for the upcoming A Time to Stitch Challenge by Christine of One Kiss Creations & Therese of Therese's Treasures. The Blog Hop reveal is next Wednesday, May 15.