I just finished this bead embroidery pendant and spiral rope necklace which I have named Twist of Fate. For the pendant I used a turquoise donut and I love the markings on it. The background color of the donut is a pewter so I decided to use turquoise and pewter colored beads for this - pretty much a no brainer. I have always liked the fringe Sherry Serafini used for her collar A Mermaid's Attire. I loved the use of spiral rope for the fringe - unfortunately I did not have enough of the turquoise seed beads to do all my fringe in spiral rope so I did a few and then did regular fringe for the rest - and I think it works well for this piece. When it came to doing the rope necklace I toyed with the idea of cubic RAW (since I have learned to do this stitch and like it) but I thought I did not want to mix my stitches for this piece and I opted for spiral rope for the necklace as well. I am really happy with the result and want to explore this idea further - I think the dark color and long fringe make it and edgier piece and that is what I am going for right now. Although I love crystals and lots of bling - that is not where my head is right now. I am ready to go look through my cabs and come up with a great focal and start my next piece. Twist of Fate is in my Etsy shop here.