Dress your neck

Yes, I'm still obsessed with making these leaves...Something about their shape, and texture makes my eyes happy.  I've made earrings of varied sizes and now this piece, which is the second necklace creation in this style. I decided this one needed an even longer "chain", of two strands of gray seed beads accented with a few chunks of faceted turquoise, coral tube beads, and of course the ever present chartreuse glass specimens of lovliness!

I snapped these pictures last night, as dusk was getting a bit too dark to continue...I thought.
All of a sudden the light changed and the sky turned bright pink and orange, 
leaving a pink glow on the silver as the light hit it...
I love how the light looks kind of dark and moody, but still makes
the oxidized texture of the silver pop against the other colors.

I shared this next piece with you a few weeks ago, and have been "test driving" it since then.
I've piled it on with other pieces and left it to shine solo...both are great options.  I am looking forward to some time in the studio this weekend and will be working on another piece full of jangling gypsy discs...I'm dreaming of a neck adornment piece FULL of them, maybe one with the discs clustered close together just at the front, and anotherfull with them but spaced evenly around the entire piece...


  1. Beautiful work! I pinned one of your necklaces on my Pinterest Holiday Gift Guide board: http://pinterest.com/pin/104005072616310926/.

  2. love these beaded pieces.
    and your arm: perfect backdrop!