This entire necklace came about because of the carved bone skull bead. I decided I needed a treasure map to go with it.
Than I decided to make an Lynne Merchant style octopus bead to go with them.
Than I pulled out my vintage beads to add more unique items, like bakelite and purple crystals to go with the carved jade and amethyst and peitersite.
Than I pulled out my box of old components to complete it, some of them are as old as 5 years.
Very tricky to assemble something like this in an attractive manner, but I finally got it.
The octopus bead is something I have wanted to make for years and only just now did. I enjoyed it so much! I already have plans to do another using more of my vintage beads that I haven't used in years.