I wasn't given many variables to work with. She wanted them to be mostly amethyst and the other wedding color was sapphire. Other than that, she wanted it to be a Red Tail Arts original. Would you believe having less guidelines is more difficult than having a long list sometimes? After scouring Fire Mountain Gems website for a while, I finally found the types of beads I wanted to use. There was high-grade dark Amethyst and lavender Amethyst spheres, sapphire Swarovski crystal, glass seed beads lined with silver, and some tab-clasps in sterling. The hook clasp on the necklace was an after thought, because who really wants to struggle with a tab style clasp on a necklace?
Sometimes the creation of jewelry doesn't go exactly as I plan, but it always turns out just the way it's supposed to.