I had a request for a custom mother's necklace... two kids, so two names and two strands. Except-- the necklace needed to be longer, about 32 inches.
Woo, a challenge!! This was so fun to do, and yes, it was a bit of a challenge. For someone like me, who is so used to flooding my jewelry with color... I needed to minimalize the color in this necklace so it would be as versatile as the mother's bracelets I make (which are all sterling silver beads and Swarovski crystals-- clear ones).
Well... mission accomplished! The husband, who requested the necklace, was pleased, and so was his wife. I'm thrilled... and I have to say, I'm quite pleased with the necklace as well. I think it's really cool!
I used at least four different types of chain, big BIG gorgeous pearls (3 of those), a few smaller pearls, and some silver pearls, with crystal clear Swarovski crystals and sterling silver beads.
The result? Well, see for yourself...It can be worn as a single super-long necklace, a double-strand necklace, or even 3 or 4 strands. I added little danglies to make it more fun... and there's a clasp on each end, so it can literally be clipped anywhere. This is probably the most versatile necklace I've ever made, and I certainly hope to make more of them. It was a ton of fun! Really a fun challenge for me.
Now... something else exciting will be happening either later tonight or tomorrow. Stay tuned!!
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