This is how I’ve spent every spare minute over the last couple of weeks, in between the usual work day and running a home, as well as aqua aerobics 3 times a week. I feel a tad out of breath actually, but I really wanted to make these pearl and precious gem stone necklaces for my daughters in Northern California. Although we do buy oodles of gifts before I leave, I haven’t been with them for their birthdays the past year, (not that I ever am, sadly), so these are special handmade pressies from Mommy :). I’m not partial to the usual strings of pearls any more. They’re so outdated. I hope I created something special for them to pass on to their children one day.
I used variations of chocolaty-coloured cultured pearls with similar coloured freshwater pearls, Ethiopian silver and quartz circular balls. Some I mixed with rose quartz fragments, coloured crackle glass fragments and brightly coloured freshwater pearls. The findings are all silver and all the strings are silk. Now the girls need to choose the string they prefer. My luck, they’ll probably want the same one… not one string is alike.
The picture on the right shows the 3 expensive strings all together. They would look rather good all together I’d say … But no can do! LOL
The string below left is a cheaper version, made of fragmented coloured glass and glass round beads with silver findings.