I finally got around to making some necklaces. The one above features my polymer clay bead, with peridot, aqaumarine, amazonite and apatite chips, both on the necklace itself and in the tassel. I think the colours of the gemstones really complement the polymer bead.
You may remember that I bought this peridot chip necklace at the car boot sale. I have taken it apart and am using the peridot from it.
As I was in jewellery-making mode, I also made this necklace, using pearls from a previously bought necklace, aquamarine, peridot, two colours of apatite and amazonite chips. I spent hours threading the chips onto the beading thread, held it up to judge the length, then promptly dropped the end without the bead stopper on it! Consequently, everything fell off, rolling to the far corners of the room and I then spent quite a few minutes retrieving it all, with a few choice words being said at the same time! Once I had recovered, I set to and re-threaded it all on again. (Note to self: use a stopper bead on both ends when judging length of necklace!) However, I do like the result as these teal/blue/green colours are favourites of mine and it is a necklace I shall wear a lot.