The first one I wanted to make up was one using Skyline, my competition bead. It's another "purply/blue" bead with gold glitter, so I chose to put this with other glitters, browns and blues. I did a glass/silver pattern to show off each individual bead.
I've been good to my word in saving my last planned purchase of September for a special bead, as I've seen some lovely turquoise beads that would go beautifully with these two agate kits.
Finally I played around to see what I could make with what was left in my bead box...
I had fun picking out the rest of my purple beads and, thinking about it I really think I need some more (nooooooo I'm being so good right now... no more beads!) I put them with blues and greens and made the bracelet combo below. It went well with the flower lock but I need some more stoppers if I'm going to make a "short" bracelet as I like my beads to stay put... or I need more purple beads to make a full bracelet!
The more I've been looking at this combination of beads the more I love it. I think that another Baby's breath to mirror the Flowers on Indigo central bead would work really well (if I can find another). 2 of the bigger silvers either side of the other 2 flower beads would set this bracelet off beautifully, and then perhaps to finish it with 2 stoppers either end to keep the beads together?
I may approach this differently and leave this made up for a while to see if I can "finish" it as a complete bracelet - as I tend to mostly collect beads which then get made into bracelets. (As opposed to having a firm bracelet/concept idea and buying beads with that in mind).