Pantone's color of the year for 2014 is a vivid Radiant Orchid and I've been playing a bit with the color. My first piece was a simple four part braid just to see how the the different shades work together.
I felt like my warm up piece read a bit too pink, so for my next piece, I concentrated more on the purple side of things. I knotted a spiral using three shades of orchid and a bit of olive for some contrast.
I tied on a pendant with a polymer clay bead by Barbara Bechtel and a pendant by Humblebeads.
The bead caps I found mimic the flower petal/leaf theme.
The floral motif is topped off with the sterling silver clasp.
And the finished necklace looks like this: