I coat my beads with 3 layers of laquer so they are very strong and have a deep sparkling glossy finish. (click on the photos for close ups). For the spacer beads, I used some of my special glass beads from Africa. I am very fortunate to have a special source for these wonderful handmade recycled glass donut beads. my brother brings some for me whenever he is on home leave.!! He knows how to keep big sis happy!
If you follow my blog you know that I love an ocean color palette, so of course I had a ready supply of beads in these colors.
No everyone is as crazy about this color way as I am so I gathered another group of beads and created a second necklace. All that is left to do on this piece is attach a clasp.