Peridot is the theme of August in my Project a Month calendar, which gives a pattern for a double stranded peridot necklace. I like the color green, but for some reason, peridot doesn't do it for me, so I made a few things this month that were more my style.
I love fresh water pearls, and picked up a couple strands at the local bead shop - one gold colored, and the other a pearly olive green. I had enough pearls to make two necklaces.
This necklace below was crocheted with gold colored copper wire. It is a single crochet stitch threading on alternating green and gold fresh water pearls. A hook and eye clasp were made with matching wire. I worked the wire to give it a vine-like appearance, hence the name "Pearly Euonymus Vine." Euonymus fortunei, also known as 'Emerald 'n Gold' is a plant with yellow edged green leaves, and can grow as a shrub or a vine. Click the image or title for more information.
With the left over pearls I made a second necklace incorporating a gold wire wrapped green glass pendant. If it were for sale, I'd name it "Sour Apple", but I decided that the little one bead-drop in the pattern was a sign that I was supposed to be the owner of this necklace. I have funky and casual jewelry to wear with green, but nothing that nice. I'm sure nobody will notice the tiny mistake, and I like it too much to take it apart and start over.
The third thing I've made this month is this double stranded necklace, called "The Blues." I wrapped a heart shaped glass pendant with silver colored copper wire. The two strands are made with shades of blue, periwinkle, and aqua; the inner strand has some silver liquid twist beads. I think the pendant is sea glass, but I got it from a miscellaneous bin of beads, pendants, and stones at a bead store on my trip to Lake Placid earlier this summer, so I can't say for sure. Click the image or title for more information.