Staci Louise created this stunning necklace for the Artbeads.com Summer Design Theme. Here, she describes how she went about it.
So the theme was summer, and being a sea glass artist, I immediately went to check out the nautical pendants… but, this moth caught my eye. It was huge, and for those of you who know me, I like large and chunk in my jewelry. I suddenly knew I had to do a Summer Nights Necklace. I love nothing more than sitting out back on a summer night, watching the moths flutter around the light, star gazing and listening to the song of the crickets. I had to capture that in a necklace, using that pendant!
So I chose this awesome Hill Tribe moth pendant, some Hill Tribe star charms, these wonderful Swarovski stars, a couple of other colored Swarovski crystals, tiny little grey druk beads and last but not least, these awesome little opaline sea green beads. In addition to them, I used amethyst and kyanite nuggets, lots of different shaped pearls, including the “moon” silver coin pearl, sterling silver wire and chain, and the most adorable iolite briolette beads, to complete this necklace. All in all, I love this necklace, and I can’t wait to wear it out on a warm summer night!
– Submitted by Artbeads.com Design Partner Staci Louise