Strung Out Blog has a competition for March-April. Their inspiration evolves around the seasonal colors. I really like the blue in this swatch. I designed my piece around the blue, yellow, and green tones. I used vintage filigree and vintage sugar beads that were made in Japan; I also incorporated glass pearls, brass chain coated Vintaj patina, and wrapped it in variegated silk. I also chose a very detailed ring and toggle clasp. My favorite parts of this piece are the filigree and the vintage Japan glass sugar beads - the beads are so beautiful and iridescent - they also have a bumpy texture. I might make some changes to this piece - I just have not decided what needs to be changed - but it needs a little something... :-)
** Unfortunately, I was forced to remove the comparison picture. I am not sure why as I followed protocol....but so be it. I am sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.