I bought some really beautiful beads from JoAnn a while ago and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them. I really liked the colors and the textures together. Instead of making something myself, I actually handed them over to my 13-year-old daughter and asked if she would design a statement necklace with them. I'm so happy with the result!
She used seven of the larger beads as focal points and put together an interesting combination of Indian silver spacer beads, Czech fire-polished beads, and metalized plastic. Once she decided on the design, it was fairly easy to string the necklace onto Soft Flex and add a clasp.
I really enjoy beading with kids--they have a freedom and creativity that I just don't have. They are always willing to try out different ideas. And now I have a new piece of jewelry to wear the next time I go out!