Hello friends, in all the excitement and work over the site’s new look, I haven’t had the chance to finish this piece which I started awhile back. Today’s gray and rainy weather proved conducive to finishing this necklace. I’ve had these twisted peach colored 40s beads from Bohemia awhile but haven’t had the chance to use them. In fact, it was part of a packet of beads that I bought at one of my first forays in the Parisian brocantes. I loved their shape and the lady selling them told me, she had gotten them from someone who used to make jewelry too. Isn’t it great that these beads are finally in a finished piece?
I started this piece with the idea of making a sort of double bead with them and adding vintage crystal rondelles. Then I realized, the peachy color of these beads would make a pretty match to one of my antique French pendants. Somehow the peach colors set off the rosy patina of this 19th century necklace. To make it different from the other necklaces featuring the antique pendants, I decided to do a double strand necklace. Eh voila…you see the finished piece! Now available in the shop!