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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Turquoise, Brass, Shells, the Works!

This is a three strand necklace with a spiral focal.   I would say what I used, but then what didn't I use!  This took some time to make, and my better half kept walking by my studio door hearing me doing a lot of mumbling and grumbling.  Trying to get the strands to fall exactly right was the most difficult part.  I used chain and findings in an antique brass color.  Natural shells in nugget and teardrop form are there, plus puffed ovals of turquoise magnesite and round glass in capri blue.

These round capri beads are from Rings and Things.  They have a nice weight, and are a color deeper than cobalt and lighter than navy.  I am a big fan of glass beads -- you can never have too many! 
The puffed ovals are turquoise magnesite, another item from Rings and Things.  This color looks so nice with the dark color of antiqued brass.
This necklace is somewhat OTT for my taste, although I have no one to blame but myself.  Do you prefer the more simpler looks, or the larger pieces with many components?


  1. Hi d'Olivia! All that effort paid off just great. The way you bring the strands together at the centerpiece, with the dangles, has a lot of visual drama. Very appealing!

    --Dave at Rings & Things

  2. Thanks, Dave! I don't think I've seen those Capri glass rounds anywhere else but at your place. They have a nice weight.