Are you using any other beads besides 8mm rondelles? I also make jewelry. fire mountain gems has a catalog and web site with pattern ideas you might want to check out. Ask for the free catelog, theres some good ideas in there.
The bracelet-you might want to try a memory wire bracelet..they are easy and fun to make...and you can get really crative with them. An idea for the necklace, check this link: http://www.lelong.com.my/14k-gold-swarovski-crystal-8mm-crystal-ab-necklace-suasa-rondelles-M091513591-2007-01-Sale-I.htm
You can also check out etsy for ideas. Try putting a spacer in between is another idea.
: Hi, I know that here normally all posts are
: cross stitch related, but maybe some people
: like both like me!!
: I have been trying to make a necklace using
: 8mm rondelle crystal beads, but I just can't
: seem to make it work.
: Can anyone please help me out with some
: pattern ideas?
: I don't mind if it comes chunky as the dress
: that I'll be wearing it with is a bit low on
: the front. Most probably I will also do a
: matching bracelet and pair of earrings to go
: with it.
: Thanks, Liz xxx.