As you may have noticed, I really like the ruffled lei necklaces I've been making for the past few months. It occurred to me that it would be fun to make a set of ruffled lei beads that incorporated the concept of a Skinner blend. With spring colors just starting, and summer coming, I decided to try a blend that would move from the bright corals and yellows of spring into the more cool greens of summer. The core of the ruffles is made with translucent clay, embossing powders, and a gentle tinge of color, while the edges are solid clay colors following the Skinner blend I chose. The ruffles on this necklace are separated by honey gold Swarovski pearls. Their glow just seems to reflect the glow from the translucent clay. I made this necklace longer than usual since I think it will be a perfect piece to wear with a variety of clothing styles.