Once apon a time, long long ago, I started making a necklace from the book Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies. It was a beautiful necklace, I'd planned to make it in red and gold as I was in need of red jewellery to go with my many red winter tops.
This necklace took ages. I stitched it at my parents' house. I stitched it at the dining room table. I stitched it on the sofa. I stitched and stitched and stitched.
Then I left it a few weeks all finished, just missing the sparkly cabochons (they were supposed to be added as I did the bead weaving, but they kept falling out so I left them out and glued them in at the end). Then I left it a few weeks before taking photos.
It was not easy to capture the shimmer from the beads and the shine from the cabochons. It was too bright in the sun and too dark in the shade.
Perhaps these photos give you some idea though? I should, had I engaged my brain at the time, taken them outside in the garden using my lightbox. That might have worked. The greatest of ideas are always late, eh?
This is possibly the most glamorous necklace that I own. It will be perfect with all my red winter clothes.
If only it weren't summer. You guessed it, none of my summer clothes are red.