At least I had an idea. I had recently seen someone make a super long pendant necklace using large two hole beads, and decided to attempt something inspired by that. Something lightweight, but with much graphic visual impact. This is where I ended up:
I love that large Czech pressed glass square 2-hole bead - like a giant tile! I think this is only the second or third time I've used rizo's...I love their little spikey presence in the bottom loops.
I had originally intended just to use this glass ring as a connector...but it needed a little bit more texture. So I made a couple of warped squares that ended up fitting into the center of the ring - stitched them together, and around the ring for stability, leaving enough room at the top and bottom for everything to swing freely.
I used a TierraCast J-hook and ring as a clasp...I love how the granulation on the edges mirrors the texture of the beads. I am going to have to look through my stash for more two holed beads...I would like to attempt more necklaces like this in different colors! It would make a great holiday staple for someone!
Ah, the sun came out momentarily for this picture - love the shadows! This necklace is listed in my Esty shop, and don't forget to keep up with my daily beading exploits on my Facebook page! I will edit this post with a link to the blog challenge as soon as they post it - there is still plenty of time to enter if you are so inclined. Thanks for looking!