Jewelry that’s made with a single color doesn’t have to be boring. Beads come in so many different textures and finishes that it’s possible to create interest while working with one color – in this case black. I tend to use black as supporting cast very often because of its ability to make other colors pop. But, once in a while, I’ll make a piece that’s all, or almost all, black.
This piece got its start when I saw the matte finish snowflake obsidian daggers in my bead box. I bought them because they were beautiful and because they were different. Different can be a double-edged sword when working with beads, in this case it worked out. I combined them with shiny black glass thinner daggers, rounded black teardrops (also called light bulb beads), and other black beads with an iridescent finish. A bit of chain at the back keeps the eye focused on the daggers and drops.