Yay!!! I eventually got time to finish the top part of my 'teardrop' pendant. Not bad for a beading novice I think.
I'm happy with how it turned out.
I purposely left some of the orange showing through as it's a great contrast for the black, and it enhances the gold semi-see-thru glass beads.
And here is my bead encrusted Teardrop Pendant on a black memory wire necklace.
A couple more pics are on my blog page
I tried the pendant on a gold chain too. Not sure which hanging arrangement I prefer.