Another set finished! That is always a satisfying feeling. And yet, I find myself amused, because the actual effort (very enjoyable effort) of creating the collection is only about half the work. Afterward, I still need to take pictures, calculate the cost of my supplies, and then add the set to my website. These tasks taken together often require more effort than creating.
I usually start with necklace. Since it is the largest piece, it will have the largest variety of beads. Then I can pick and choose what elements I want to use in the bracelet and earrings.
In this case, I used the leaf and melon beads, and the large bore antique brass beads to tie together all three pieces.
This collection took me a bit longer to complete, because I had to order more leaf and melon beads before I could finish the bracelet and earrings. Fortunately, I am rarely under deadline, so this inconvenienced only me.
Now, to get this collection added to the shop!