I'm going to try to post a few pictures of the jewelry I've made. I mentioned it in my June 18 post but for some reason I wasn't able to post photos at that time. This first one is made with aquamarine chips.
This is a 3-strand pearl necklace I made for my friend, Renee. She kept Son#3 amused at the bead shop while I browsed so I told her to pick out some beads that she liked and I'd make her something. She selected the dyed green pearls to go with an outfit she has. She wanted to keep it simple but I snuck in a few Swarovski crystals on the middle strand. I also made her a pair of matching drop earrings.
I'm just now experimenting with the embellished chain stuff. This photo is of my first piece of that type. The picture doesn't do it justice. It's a sterling chain with grey cultured pearls and grey Swarovski crystals.
It's fun - a nice little creative outlet, not to mention that I now can own accessories to match every outfit if I wanted to (except I'm not that much of a fashionista so most of this stuff just sits in a box)!