This necklace is made from black and white agate with crystals and a square silver box bead. It is my favourite necklace that I have made so far this year. It is a real departure for me to make pieces in black and white with no colour. I once did a Black and White Exhibition at the Angela Mellor Gallery and found it all very strange but a good experience too.
This necklace is made from Chinese jade with a silver box bead. The jade beads are so beautiful that I feel they need no other stones or elements other than the silver around them. I had originally had more of the large coin beads on the necklace but I felt the twisted oval beads lent more to the overall look of the piece.
The third piece I made was a coral, aventurine and silver box bead necklace. I was a hard piece to design and I changed the stringing of the design about eight times before I came up the solution. The coral stones are quite like the chinese jade with all the beautiful natural inclusions and I feel that these wee aventurine beads really set off the colours in the coral.
Another coral piece. Two different sizes of sponge coral lentil beads with two silver box beads, one hammer textured and one plain matt. This piece was incredibly hard to photograph so it is hard to see hammered texture on the small box bead. The lentil beads sit at an angle so they follow the neck perfectly when the necklace is worn,
Please do let me know what you think about these new pieces, comments are always welcome!
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