"I Love Jade"
The 2 large beaded beads are from the "Time Machine" pattern, designed by Bead Infinitum (Gwen Fisher and Florence Turnour).
My inspiration for the colors was the package of jade coin beads that I used in this project. They were such pretty shades of lavenders and olives. I used three shades of jade rounds (8mm new jade, 6mm lemon olive, 4 mm olive), then picked some pretty green and lavender seed beads and fringe beads for the embellishments. Since I wanted the jade rounds to show through, I stopped after round 2 of the embellishments. If you want, there is yet another round of embellishment to make these beads even fancier.
The center bead was my own invention. It turned out to be a poor idea, since the drilled hole runs between the two Time Machine beads, rather than a hole as in a donut bead. The bead edging wants to slide slightly off the edge.
After stringing the necklace, I thought the plain jade rounds at the sides looked a little plain compared to their fancy focals, so I added a little embellishment using 3 fringe beads in each space where I wanted them. After the picture was taken, I removed the fringe beads from the back 5" on each side because they were uncomfortable on the neck.
"Time Machine" beaded bead designed by: Bead Infinitum (Gwen Fisher and Florence Turnour)
Beaded by: Sharon Erwine 2011