Finally, I am finished with my Artbeads Blogging for Beaders project! I was so busy after Christmas that when I was given the new challenge, “What’s Old is New Again!” I didn’t have time to think about it, let alone shop for materials. I finally had some time in late April or early May.
A long time ago, I bought four vintage Capri Blue Swarovski Rivolis from Beyond Beadery. I decided to pair one with champagne and black diamond seed beads. I chose a bunch of different materials initially, and even started working on a couple of ideas for ropes.
I had some good ideas and really liked the spiral rope, but I was going to run out of crystals quickly and couldn’t decide how I might hang the pendant.
In the end, I decided to go with simple. This is the decision that usually gives me the best results, and it was definitely right for this one. The rope is three sided RAW, with capri blue bicones to match the pendant.
The pendant is pretty substantial, but the piece is still very lightweight, which is great.
I showed the piece to a friend and she immediately named it. So, I give you Rani’s Tear:
*Please note: I have received the above items (the crystals and the seed beads) free of charge from Artbeads. This is my honest review of the product and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.