Ok, now I am back to beading after a long break.
I am very determined to try my hands on Seed Beading - a more challenging craft to me as it involves tiny beads (challenging my eyes) and detailed stitching (challenging my patience). But I must first clear the backlog so that I can focus on the new challenge.
The first is to modify a Smoky Quartz necklace (forgot to take a 'before picture' for comparison) which I have made few months ago.
The original one was too short with the last stones at two ends resting on my collar bones - ugly! I have now lengthened it with two end caps and also lengthened the chain after the end caps. The result is a short necklace instead of choker:
The end caps have also given the necklace a more 'finished' look. I am happy with the result.
ps. A friend has suggested to add red color beads instead of the end caps to add interest to the almost monotone necklace. Sorry pal, I am a purist so I will stick to the original color tone.