The beaches off the Oregon coast are serene in winter. Often one will find them sparsely populated with still many a mild day to enjoy the sandy beaches in the comfort of quiet.
I love the soft, muted colors that winter brings the Oregon coast. Soft pinks, muted hues.
I created a soft, whimsical, ocean inspired necklace and earrings set for the winter inspiration design challenge by ArtBeads.
I choose small, soft pink, button freshwater pearls to anchor the design. I used glowing crystal copper Swarovski roundelle crystals with antiqued fluted copper beads to add intrigue and finished with a large copper pendant in a sand dollar shape.
I created a pair of matching dangle earrings with the Swarovski crystals in a larger size and am pleased with the look.
I've never worked with button pearls before and I must say, I am delighted with them. Their soft pink color is very consistent.
The deary, wet days of winter are coming to a close but in the meantime, creating jewelry always brightens my day.
Disclosure: I am a Blogging for Beaders partner with ArtBeads.com. The above noted items were provided to me free of charge, to be used for design purposes, or for my honest review. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.