i found a beautiful rose quartz pendant at the turlock, ca rock and gem show that, along with a string of matching round beads, were begging me to turn them into a necklace. to avoid making a totally monochrome bauble, i decided to throw in some gray squared beads that i happened to already have from a previous visit to a local bead shop.
i didn't follow any design or gain inspiration from anything other than the pendant. i'm pretty happy with the final product, though i wish i had made it, maybe, an inch longer. oh well, it should look great with something that has a deeply cut neckline.