I really wanted the yellow flower beads in this necklace to pop, so I paired them with the smaller blue beads and the matching loopy chain. I love this look, don't you?
Gemstone beads make beautiful showcases in jewelry designs, but they can also be used as accents. Cynthia chose small Dakota Stones blue apatite rondelle beads as accents to the larger Czech glass flower beads in this design. She loved the way the colors contrasted. You can see more inspiration for using blue gemstones in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.