Okay, so this one isn't a yellow bead, but it compliments the yellow in my design so nicely. I'd start with a wire-wrapped nest with some bright yellow glass beads, add in my teal bird, wire-wrap a few links with these fun vintage beads from Milbits and finish the necklace off with a hand-dyed silk ribbon from JamnGlass. Nothing like a little wisp of ribbon instead of a bulky chain on a hot summer day. Man, I wish I had these beads on hand right now, I'd love to wear this necklace today!
The next necklace I'd create a little longer than my usually 18 or 20" and add a few inches. I'd start with a pendant created from these awesome wood filigree leaves from xgq15 and one of my Golden Branch beads. For the necklace I'd string blue wood beads from BeppeMartha and glass disks from LindenAvenueDesigns onto brown waxed linen. This would be a very lightweight necklace with a lot of visual pop. Don't those blue beads look like blueberries?
My final design would incorporate another wood filigree element offered by Shareliving, are you noticing a trend here? I'd add a few dangles with these sweet little vintage flowers from RudyFig. My dandelion bead would play nicely with the matte white finish of the filigree. I'd add in a bright buttercup yellow glass bead to finish off the pendant. I'd string the pendant on a long brass chain, it would look perfect with a navy blue tunic and white capris.
Beading Daily had an awesome article last week on designing summer jewelry. Be sure to check out the link here.