This is a special order necklace.
I had a similar one at a local craft show and was asked to make a longer version.
These are some of my favorite beads! They are 10/0 Rochailles in Red Iris. "Iris" is the finish on the bead. Description of the Iris finish: "An Iris finish is a multicolor effect, which creates a rainbow type effect all around each bead, but also causes a range of color hues and tones within any mix." The color of these beads range from yellow to pink, which I think gives it an overall coral effect. I used gold wire which really picks up the warm yellow tones from the beads. Here's a close-up of the beads. Aren't they pretty?
Oh, and I almost forgot the earrings! I didn't have much on hand in the way of gold findings so I wire wrapped the rochailles around large gold jumprings and attached them to gold earwires.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine!
~Anthony J. D'Angelo