Milky Way Necklace

The Milky Way Necklace

by Lyn Foley on February 19, 2010

I have recently (you may have noticed) really been enjoying the internet beading world, meeting and making quite a few internet friends. Thanks to Lori Anderson and Cindy Wimmer, both jewelry designers, I met Erin, one of the 84 jewelry designers who participated in the Bead Soup Party. All three of these lades create wonderful jewelry – each in her own unique style.

Meanwhile, thanks to my new interest in learning what they are up to, I discovered that Erin is sponsoring a beading challenge based on The Solar System. Erin’s posts  are all inspiring in different ways. Her Solar System challenge, however, inspired me to make a necklace. It is strange, since just a few days ago I listed some of my beads for sale, beads I hadn’t been inspired to use in my own jewelry.  I named one group “Starry Night.” Go look at the picture of the loose beads – you’ll see why I pulled them out of the “For Sale” bin, and proceeded use them to make a necklace for this challenge.

The result: “Milky Way Necklace”

Milky Way Necklace Closeup

Milky Way Necklace Closeup

I added natural stick pearls, silver seed beads, howlite stars and some other goodies to create a Milky Way with my glass beads. Learn what inspired Erin, check out what other challengers have done, and enjoy my necklace, “Milky Way.”  Thank you Erin.

milkyway necklace

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Cindy February 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Oh my goodness, Lyn, this is literally out of this world!!! You sure met the challenge and then some. I am truly amazed at your work…. this is one of my new favorites!!

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