From July 25th to August 2nd the U.K. celebrated National Beading Week. As part of the celebration, Jean Power designed a lovely necklace with interchangeable star pendants. The pendants are centered around a Swarovski rivoli.
The pattern is presented as a Secret Bead-Along and each day Jean emailed new mystery instructions to thousands of keen beaders.
This is the first time I have used Swarovski rivolis. As I had none in my stash it meant purchasing some at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI (what a shame!).
As you can see from the closeup, there are five different styles of star stitched around the bevelled rivolis. I chose a bright galvanised yellow as my main colour and contrasted it with a dark blue. Quite striking.