September 20, 2014
Abandoned No More
A bowl of mixed beads captured my attention because of the colors, textures and different sizes, but inspiration eluded me for years, like since 2010. What to do with them? A few pearls were added, then strung and hand knotted. What a simple little necklace. I think I'll wear it today.
Years ago I worked in a bead store. These orangey-red jasper beads were on my Want List for weeks until I finally purchased them. Employee discounts are a good thing! The beads became a necklace separated by bright vermeil spacers. It never laid well on my neck, it was heavy and the shiny gold was passe. It was never worn. This week I took it apart and reworked it. The green glass gives it some punch, and the wavy antiqued brass "sequins" create an interesting V-shape along the angled sides of the jasper drops. This beauty is now in my online shop. Make it yours.