My sister in law likes colourful, chunky necklaces. Patterns, structures, statement pieces. When I was planning a gift for her before christmas I almost pulled my hair out, since few of my beads are of the big variety.
This is what I came up with, after days and week of planning. This combination was something I felt was in line with what she usually wants to wear. The big focal bead is a carneol, rich in colour, as is the more yellow toned beads.
Now I just hope my research and planning paid off, and that this is something she will want to wear often.