21 Day Blog Love Affair: Day 6

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It’s been a bead-iful day. In an effort to chip away at some of my beading stash, I was inspired to create this Ametrine and Amethyst necklace design last night and finished it today. I love the subtle Citrine color that comes through on the large Ametrine gemstone beads. I strung the stones on Soft Flex Metallics .019 Medium Beading Wire in Antique Brass Color. It’s a soft flexible wire that feels nice on your neck. By leaving the wire exposed it lightens the design so the necklace doesn’t feel isn’t too heavy when wearing the large bold beads.

 

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I used my new Magical Crimper tool I purchased while at the bead show with 2mm copper crimp tubes to secure beads in place at the corners of the design and when attaching the clasp in the back. Love the tiny little 2mm bead it creates!