I started out wanting to make a long necklace. My inventory could use about a half a dozen more. The process took a turn and this is where I ended up......not long. But hey, it decided to be a multi-strand which is just as wonderful. These projects just seem to take on their own life. This is what it looked like before I did my construction magic.
The creative process this time was completely about the color and texture, so much so that no matter how hard I tried to make a long necklace, it just kept coming back to these elements. I started with the copper chain. It's chunky and has a beautiful patina. It's hammered so it has that look of toughness, like it's survived through the years. From there came the trapezoid shaped semi-precious stones which are called pink feldspar. It's a muddy pink. Just enough to really play well with the copper. And then of course, it's a moral imperative..... you know.....the bling. The peachy wonderfulness of the faceted crystals HAD to be added. The color mix and completely opposite textures here immediately made me really happy. It's hard to describe but when all of the elements are right, I just 'know'. Here's the finished product. I think it would look fabulous again sun kissed skin.
Tell me about your summer wardrobe. How do you stay fashionable and deal with the summer heat?