The first challenge was incorporating the top drilled focal pendant. I like my pendants to "dangle" and wanted to showcase some wire work.
Then, I thought the class was too pretty to hide.
I added black Czech druk beads, berry freshwater pearls and, of course, sterling silver.
I didn't win the "contest", but I love the way it came out. It was fun think "outside the box" and create with elements I might not have chosen myself.
If I'm ever near Nanuet, I'll be sure to stop into Beads Mosaic and thank them.