Well, if it hasn’t actually sprung, it is hoping to spring soon. Admittedly, I live in a very temperate climate, but even here in sunny Southern California it’s been chilly. I am looking forward to the daily grind of wearing flip flops, t-shirts, and shorts.
In anticipation of warmer weather, I recently made a necklace with one of my favorite stones–aquamarine. About a year ago, I purchased a strand of rough, faceted, aquamarine nugget beads. I have used them sparingly in my designs, and since they are of varying shapes and sizes, there are a lot of options. For example, the long, narrow nugget used in this necklace screamed pendant to me. Actually, it also screamed choker, but I chose instead to go with my original thought and made it a long pendant necklace.