Here is the result of more experimentation - a necklace reminiscent of Vintage Lace. Who would imagine by doing a simple decoration around a bead one could come up with so many varied combinations and achieve a necklace that is intricate, feminine, elegant and has a distinctive Vintage look about it?? I am really thrilled to have designed this piece and can see many more ideas eventuating from this one project. The necklace is made entirely of black size 11/0 seed beads and 146 Czech crystals with a Swarovski Crystal drop at the front. I now need to make one entirely of Swarovski crystals. What a stunner that would be!!! I am now off for a holiday by the sea for 5 days. A well earned rest and I am only taking books to read, no beads ! OMG !