I've been thinking of design ideas for the new pendants. Here are two that I'm loving. The Willow Fields necklace pairs melon glass beads with elongated Vintaj brass chain. For summer styles I tend to go longer with necklaces. I'd use a simple over sized brass hook and jump ring for the clasp. For the pendant, I would wire-wrap a bail, attach it to a large jump ring and add on a few accent dangles in crystals that match the pendant. Beads, Vintaj findings and chain can be found at Bello Modo. Pendant is in my etsy shop.
I want to pull out the waxed linen and work up some summer-inspired designs. I think the linen with it's lightweight and texture works nicely for those of us in hotter climates. For this one I'd create another wire-wrapped bail. And then I would knot the glass drops and Elaine Ray ceramic cubes on the linen. I'd use a few strands of the linen for some visual interest. For the clasp, I'd create a braided loop for the closure and use a branch disk bead for the button part. All the beads and linen can be found at Ornamentea. The pendant is in my Etsy shop.