Go to Google, and search for pictures of Sigulda in autumn. Then you'll understand what this necklace is about :)
Every one of us has a favorite place for each season. My favorite Autumn place is Sigulda - a little hilly town in my home country, Latvia.
I made this necklace for several purposes. First, I wanted to have an entry for the monthly challenge at EBW. Conveniently, it was "Autumn falling of leaves". At the same time, I was making it for Artbeads blogging challenge: "Colors of fall".
And here is some real-life inspiration from my porch:
Yeah, laves sort of mask the necklace, but I like this shot anyway. They match well - necklace and leaves. ;)
99% of all beads in this necklace were suppied / bought from Artbeads.com. As a seed beader, I could not make a fall necklace without incorporating the "Russian leaves" into it ;). Gorgeous Toho hybrids (Gold/Pink and Apollo) and Miyuki Delicas were exactly what I needed. You will find those here.
There also are copper pendant and links,
as well as some gorgous Swarovski Crystal Copper.
That's all about my latest, folks! :)
Disclamer: most of the materials used for this necklace were kindly supplied by Artbeads.com free of charge, in frames of Artbeads blogging program.