The pearls are Swarovski in a color called Powdered Almond . . . a beige-y nude. There are three sizes of pearls and the cluster elements, which I made by hand, are dotted with super tiny (3mm!) Swarovski crystal bicones in a shade called Golden Shadow . . . clear and not yellow, not orange . . . more a true beige-y gold. I'm pleased as punch with how they turned out.
Since I've been very interested in cardmaking lately, my SIL, ever accomodating of my crafty impulses, agreed to let me make tags and wrap the necklaces up for her to give to her bridesmaids. I made the tags below using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Black Soot and Broken China (both mixed with water for a marbled texure and buffed on for a distressed edge), silver ink and a Tim Holtz swirl stamp and each bridesmaid's name embossed in gold on top. There are four layers of ink on each tag . . . they're like little, individual art projects!
Here's what the packages looked like, all wrapped up and ready to give:
I can't wait to see how the necklaces look on everyone in a few days!