What else?

I finally got to playing with those gorgeous peacock pearls I got last June for our 10th anniversary. This was one of those times where I just couldn't bring myself to cutting into the strands, for fear of not creating something good enough to showcase them.

I decided to keep it simple with these, and just hand-knotted three graduated strands, finished with a sterling silver security box clasp. You know what else I love? Nobody else will have a piece like it! It's mine! All mine!

Hi! Hi!
These pearls are naturally this color. Meaning they're not died. They cost a pretty penny, but worth every one if you ask me!

This second piece also involves pearls, natch! However, I'm not sure about the type of clasp I'd like to use on it. The cream colored silk ribbon is temporary. However, I do sort of like the look of it.
I made something similar in design to this a few years back, using liquid silver bugles and seed beads. I had to play around with the bead counts to make each subsequent row sit flatly. Initially, I didn't like the body once it was done. I found it looked bare, like something was missing.

That something was some surface embellishments, with, what else? More pearls!

Weighty. I love how it just sits on the collar bone. Now this collar would look awesome on a bride.


Not Ashley said…
it would look lovely on a bride, especially against the back drop of lilacs and/or Ball's Falls, reflected in a stainless steel bar fridge. lol
Jewels said…
You crack me up woman!

... stainless steel bar fridge indeed... ;)
Are they made of real peacock??
The Lone Beader said…
I love those pearls, too!
Jewels said…
Hah! Phos! U slay me!

No, no peacocks were harmed in the making of these pearls.
Jewels said…
A girl after my own <3!
LJ said…
Oooooohhhh. My. Lord. That white piece is a stunner! You've outdone yourself, Jewels. But then, you usually do!
Peacocks are mean.
framboise said…
Tout en finesse, en délicatesse, plein d'élégance, il est fort joli
LJ said…
There is an award waiting for you on my blog.
vitrospective said…
Hi there,

What a lovely site and fantastic work. Love the pearl necklace - it really is perfect for a bride. I have just started a blog about beading. And I am looking for other beading blogs to swap links with on our blog rolls. I will also be doing some reviews on beading artists.

My site is at

Thanks kindly,

Jewels said…
Hey Jess, thanks for stopping by.
I'll be sure to come back to your site, took a quick peak (you ARE a spoiled brat! Wish I could get MY hubby into the lampworking. I think he'd love it!)

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