My bead table today features the new gorgeous Swarovski Crystal color: Chrysolite Opal. I thought these Chalcedony-like beauties would look absolutely stunning when paired with other soft pastel Spring shades like antique rose and creamy pearl. I'm topping it all off with the muted glow of matte gold metal elements for maximum "pretty!" factor.
I attended a Renaissance fair over the weekend and was thoroughly inspired. With all the memories of the weekend fresh in my mind, I started Monday off by opening a pack of chain maille jump rings. I was also inspired by Esther, a member of the Beadaholique team, who created a very cool chain maille bracelet last week. What you see on my table is the Byzantine weave, European 4-in-1, and Inverted Round. Also on my work table is a very handy tool, the Vintaj Relief Block.