Of course even though my business is in selling jewellery, I don't actually wear jewellery very much. I'm usually at home crafting, gardening, parenting, housework and looking after pets, this stuff just doesn't lend itself to jewellery. So I decided to make something new for the jewellery. It took a lot of thought, but I finally decided on a beaded bead necklace with a chain. The beaded bead being all white and silver, with crystals, pearls and seed beads, to offset all the black. Then I decided a tassel of chain would also look nice hanging off the bottom. Here's how it looked.
My next issue was the earrings. I thought it would be great to make earrings to match, but the same beaded bead would be a bit big for the earrings. I tried using less beads and using small beads and a couple of variations until I came up with a design I liked. I put the same tassels on the bottom, and used the same colours. I was quite happy with the design, it's wuite a bit narrower, but about the same length as the pendant.
Of course I could have made a new dress as well, but since I'll probably never even wear this dress again, it wasn't worth the time and expense. It's much more costly to make your own.
While I was at the wedding I saw another guest with the most beautiful crocheted handbag. I thought "why didn't I think of that?" I could have incorporated some beading into the crocheting as well, and I love crocheting!