Lemon-limeade by Jamie Hogsett10:14 AM
Even though it's now officially autumn, it still feels like summer here. It's going to be in the high 80s today and the warm weather makes me want to be by the pool with a cool glass of something sweet in my hand. Too bad the pool has already been drained for the season! In place of a sugary drink, here's a long necklace in colors that almost bring the tart taste of lemon-limeade to my palette.
This necklace can be worn as one long strand, as a couple of shorter strands, or wrapped several times around the wrist as a bracelet. My favorite part is how the sections of beading wire are braided differently. All of the sections use three pieces each of .019 diameter beading wire in Peridot, Chrysoprase, and Yellow Lemon Quartz. Some sections have the three strands of same color braided together, then all three colors braided together as one braid, and some sections have three different braids with one strand of each color combined in each braid. The braids are almost an optical illusion, since from far away, all the sections look the same. I love how the colors blend together regardless of how they're braided. Java lampwork glass beads, copper Craft Wire in 22-gauge and 26-gauge, and a copper lobster clasp finish the design.