As with the earrings, the color scheme was silver, golden shadow crystals and Crystal Bordeaux crystal pearls. To add to the focal component of the wing, I also used a navette pendant in the golden shadow. I knew that most of the necklace length was going to be composed of chain, so I wanted to add some beaded links in between the lengths of chain. I actually had made a couple for use with the earrings and ended up not using them, so I reserved them for use with the necklace.
It took some adjusting for me to get the links, drops and other components put together and I actually ended up taking it apart a few times. Don't be afraid to do this! Sometimes it ends up better if you try multiple options before settling completely on your design. I had started with one idea, but once put together, I didn't like the way it looked. Being flexible enough to take it apart is a great factor of the creative process and will sometimes end up making your piece even better.
I love the way this necklace turned out. I ended up putting one of the drops behind the wing drop and one in front. Both of them in front took too much away from the wing itself, so I changed things up a bit. With the earrings, this necklace makes a great set. While they were created for the purpose of the holiday season, they could easily be worn any time.