I tend to save my best project ideas for blog hops because it's such a fun time, and if you don't already know this about me, I tend to specialize in three-dimensional projects more than in flatter (i.e., card) projects. Here's what I thought of as soon as I saw the inspiration photo:
Here's how it was made:
Eight colors of SU card stock were used to make the beads: a 1" x 3" strip of each color (Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Rose Romance, Purely Pomegranate, Bliss Blue, and Tempting Turquoise) was run through the Xyron then trimmed to a long triangle using deckle edge scissors. Short 1/2" pieces of very small plastic straws were placed on the sticky long end, and rolled up to the short end, securing with a little tacky glue.
The pendant was made by stamping the quilt motif from PTI's Quilter's Sampler onto PTI Stamper's Select White card stock, and coloring in with Copic markers. The motif was punched out with a 3/4" square punch and sandwiched between two pieces of 1" square glass microscope slides. Brass adhesive foil was wrapped around the glass, enclosing a handmade 20 ga wire bail. The pieces were strung onto fine leather cord, which was attached to the clasp findings by whipping 30 ga brass wire around the loop.
I hope you enjoyed this project, now hop along to the next stupendous creation!