Last Saturday the crystal rondelle (donut-shaped) beads I had ordered turned up, absolutely making my day. I set to sorting them and playing around with them for inspiration.
As always it's the complementary shades in the colour wheel which speak to me.
I strung the beads onto plastic wire starting from darkest blue to lightest green and tied the ends to a length of chain to give the necklace extra length. I find that most long necklaces barely peek out from the bottom of my hijab, so I made this longer than usual. I also didn't see the point of putting such pretty beads where they could not be seen, so have started using chain and ribbon to complete the top part of my long necklaces.