I amaze myself at the things I get myself into. Sometimes I just have to wonder...what was I thinking? Yesterday I was looking through Beaded Fantasies and I decided that the Sparkling Tops Necklace on page 121 would be a great gift for my mom for Mothers Day. Well I really don't think I took into account how long it would actually take to make the piece. I worked for over an hour and a half last night and only got 6 components made. The necklace takes 39! So I'm on a hunt for something else to make for mom. I am however going to continue with the necklace because I'm loving the colors I picked. They are completely out of my normal color range. I am using denim blues and metallic purples with gold seed beads. The picture below is what my bead mat looked like this morning before I left the house. I knew if I brought the project with me to work today that I would get nothing accomplished because I would want to work on the necklace.
If you are planning to make this necklace it seems like a slow start on the first two components because you are trying to figure out the pattern. I was able to not even look at the book anymore. It's just a repeative pattern.