Here is my new favorite necklace.
I used this tutorial from flax & twine – A Strand of Pearls – a diy ribbon and pearl necklace and vintage purpleish beads from an old necklace, and a piece of ribbon that I’ve held on to forever for no reason, I think I’ve moved with it three times. Hint for the wise, when you’re wrapping the beads make sure there is enough ribbon to go around the bead, or the necklace will warp and the beads will bulge out, which isn’t super pretty.
I also tried my hand at working with sculpy and making and cutting canes using this tutorial for bullseye lace canes.
I learned a lot, first, to chill the canes before you cut them so they don’t get deformed, second, the more contrast the better, and third, you really want to start out with your cane much thicker than you think you will. I like my beads, but they’re a little, subtle. I’m going to get some small gold beads and string these with them to bring out the matte pinkness of them.