I finished my necklace and couldn't wait to share :-)
Here it is on my dressmaker's dummy for scale. It has 50 soft grey freshwater pearls. Each one is separated by a tiny clear Swarovski crystal bicone bead. There's a tiny silver letter A for Ali. The focal point is a red Swarovski heart pendant. I had all the other jewellery findings as I used to make a lot of stuff
You can just see the A peeking out!
Total cost £11.36 for the heart, £3.12 for the tiny crystals, £1.99 for the A and £5.99 for the pearls so £22.46.
This was the original necklace that inspired me. A beautiful Claudia Bradbury piece costing £133.50. It has a silver heart.
I might change the findings on my red heart so it can be removed and swapped for other focal points, making it a versatile piece of jewellery.
I'm rather pleased with it :-)