I was pretty good at the beadstore. Really. I only bought three extra strands besides what I went to go get. They had some purple goldstone, which I adore, and which I am coincidentally out of, so I got a strand of these. And I also got 2 strands of a beautiful blue faceted aquamarine, and have nefarious plans for them already.
With blue on the mind, here's today's creation, with a focal piece of an antique pocketwatch spring, strung with cobalt blue glass beads and brass, along with matching earrings.