I've got quite a few different colours of pearls in my stash at the moment and that's the beauty of them. You can mix and match to any outfit. Classic off white or ivory, or rich chocolate, or funky peacock blue. I love them all.
My favourite makes are simple single strand necklaces or bracelets, although I do fancy getting round to making an assymetric multistrand necklace. I have to plan for that though as usually I only buy a strand at a time so would need to buy more than one to get hold of enough beads if I just wanted one colour/shape. Although I do have a current bugbear - why are gemstone/pearl strands just that little bit too short to make a necklace? Or do I just have a fat neck?!!! Sometimes you just want to use a strand and restring it to make the most of the gems, but I never seem to have quite enough beads. Grrr.
Anyway, here's a couple of my recent pearl makes. I've glitzed them up a bit for Christmas because it's nice to have a bit of sparkle.
|Ivory potato pearls & green/blue Swarovski crystals - necklace|
|Ivory rice pearls with crystal rondelles - bracelet|
|Blue potato pearls with blue lace agate tumble chips - necklace|
I definitely think I'm a bit of a pearl convert...or maybe I'm just getting older.