Friends, it’s a stormy start to the week. A change from the wonderful weather we had last week. When it’s nice out, it’s hard to sit inside and work but I did get some new pieces finished.
This first piece is a sautoir style necklace composed of lovely French glass beads from the 60s. I love this shade. There’s something very Mediterranean about it. And because it’s a sautoir, this can be worn long or looped twice around the neck. It’s quite a versatile piece.
The second necklace features bright red orange glass beads decorated with gold bead caps. The beads are also from France in the 60s.I really like the look of rosary style necklaces and this is my not completely asymmetrical take on that. These beads are a lovely lavender shade and its hard to see through the photo but they are a bit like crackle beads. These are vintage French glass beads from the 50s,Still keeping with the lavender color scheme, this necklace features some vintage opaque glass beads with decorative silver tone bead caps. I have a hard time working with the silver color, whenever I start a piece, my immediate instinct is to use gold (as you can see from the three preceding necklaces!). There’s something immediately accessible with gold though I’ve had a number of people ask me for pieces in silver. This necklace is one of my few attempts. Its simple but I like how it turned out. This encourages me to try to incorporate more silver colors in my work. Last point, I love that lavender goes well with silver and gold.
Here’s to a good week ahead of us!