Well, after several weeks of planning and around 30 hours of beading, I have finished my piece for the Maven Meld challenge.
And to show it off, I've finally got around to buying some proper jewellery display equipment! Purchased from ebay, I bought a display bust in white leatherette, and a matching bracelet display rack.
So, here is my new bust, with the finished challenge piece for the Meld:
Showing the detail of the necklace:
Please do have a look at the other entries for the Bead Maven Challenge - on their blog, or their facebook page.
I'm very excited about the bangle rack though - as I love making bracelets, being able to show them off properly at last is great!