A friend from Tennessee recently asked me to make a necklace for her using a large chunky centerpiece stone her hubbie had purchased in Brazil for her. It was strung on a leather cord with some beads which she called 'coffee beans.' She wanted a more elegant look. I was so nervous to get her package as I haven't done very many custom orders, yet I was excited at the same time. (I had previously made her a set to wear to a wedding, using very specific colors)
Well, when the package arrived, I knew I already had the perfect combination, as about a week prior I had bought some unusual chunky beads in the same color palette. At the time of my purchase, I had no idea what I would do with the beads, they just kind of 'jumped off the shelf' at me! It took me several days to get the right combo with everything in place just as I wanted it. Well, here it is ... what do you think?