progress update: the new deirdre necklace

remember back in june when I had ideas about updating the deirdre necklace? it never came together the way I'd hoped so I pushed it to the side and worked on the next big idea.

after a little side trip to st petersburg, fl last week I was re-inspired. the sand is super pale, the scallop shells are shades of peach, orange, & white and the ocean sparkled. I scooped these shells for my collection and I think I now know which direction to go in. I was feeling limited by using only two colors but I think if I incorporate more of an ombre effect it will translate into something special. I also love the ridges on the shells. until now, I've not used stripes on the disc beads but I'm thinking I may give it a shot.

stay tuned...