My friend's birthday was the other day, so I wanted to make her something special. I've made a few dragonfly necklaces for my kids and other friends of mine, so I was going to make that for her. She just isn't a dragonfly kind of person, though.
I decided to make her a cross. I started as I usually do, searching the internet for a pattern, but I couldn't find anything that looked like the idea I had in my head. That led to a novel idea...Why not make my own design? LOL
It turned out to very easy and quite cute, if I do say so myself. I picked out some beautiful Preciosa crystals and used cubic right angle weave. I embellished each end with more crystals so that they would be a little wider than the body of the cross, and then embellished between each crystal with a seed bead. It only took a little over an hour to make it.
Here's how it turned out.
I think I might make a few more in different colors for my ArtFire store. If I stay with using the Preciosa crystals I can keep the price at a reasonable point.
I also made some hair dangles for myself, but I'm having a hard time getting a good picture of them. I'll keep working on that and try to post them up in a few days.