I wanted to use the dark purple leather Tracee sent and made this.
But, something wasn't quite right. I didn't like the leather like I thought I would and I didn't like how I wirewrapped the ends.
Instead, I grabbed a piece of chain maille left over from who knows what and made this.
I like this much better. I used Miss Fickle Media's violet patina on the chain and I like the softer purple. It works much better with the colors of seed beads I chose.
I still wanted to use the leather, so I paired it with this pendant, also by Tracee.
Again, it didn't work. I also didn't like the beaded part. It was way to pink.
It looked perfect with this pendant by Marsha Neal, though.
I also added a few beads from Genea and Sue Beads.
I like the little bit of asymmetry.
But, back to the leather.
I dug out this pendant by Staci Louise.
Of course, the leather was a bit too short for what I wanted to do, so I paired it with another bit of chain maille.
I used the same violet patina on the chain maille portion. I love the purple color. I also mixed in a bit of mica powder (also from Miss Fickle Media).
I used a little less patina and a little more mica powder on the swirl. I love how the tye dye look matches the pendant.
I still have that green pendant on my table, so I will likely find a use for it. Stay tuned!