For the second year, I decided to participate in Lori Anderson's Bead Hoarders Blog Hop. This is a great way to motivate myself to use beads I've been hoarding for a (long) while. This year, I chose several beads out of my stash to create this necklace.
The green bead at the top and the brown one below the wooden bead are from Heirlooms in Glass. The pinecone is a glass bead I picked up a few years ago at a local craft fair (unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the artist), and the red leaf is by Elaine Ray.
This came together so easily. I was afraid the green bead mixed with the red leaf might make it a bit too Christmas-y, but I don't think that's the case. I strung this on a simple copper chain--anything else felt like overkill.
I'm very pleased with the results and I think it will be a staple in my wardrobe this winter.
To see what everyone else made, hop on over to Lori's blog at prettythingsblog.com.