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Friday, June 10th

10 Jun



Tuesday, May 24th

24 May




I purchased this in an antique store in Ohio.

Ball chain wrapped with seed beads strung on a spiral of hard wire (a tiny spring, perhaps?) and finished with cones.


Saturday, May 21st

21 May

This necklace is made with American Beauty turquoise and a very old rhinestone button.

I actually did make this for my friend Joan, but she designed it.

When it was finished she decided it looked better on me and gave it to me.

A lovely gift.


Thursday, May 19th

19 May


This necklace was created as a sample for a floor display at Ornamentea. I don’t know who made it, but we looked at a fashion spread that showed a very similar necklace for about $500. We made this one up for about $8 and it was on a display board with the tear-out from the magazine. I generally don’t go for this color combination on my own person but I liked the necklace and took it home after the display came down.

I am not sure if I have ever worn it until today.

Since this necklace is such an off color for me I paired it with a black-and-white tee, black-and-white dotted sweater, long jeans skirt and a pair of black-and-white striped Camper shoes. The whole outfit was pretty good. I think I will repeat the test-pattern B&W mix with another necklace next week.

Sunday, May 15

15 May


A gift from Tracy Thomasson.

I usually wear it layered up with several other chain-y, charm-y necklaces.

She etched the metal tab.

Monday, May 9th

9 May

Really, what can you do with 1,000 year old Roman glass beads?
Other than pair them with copper trade beads and go about your day.

Wednesday, May 4th

5 May

This necklace was a gift from my friend, Denita. It is a glass box that holds a tiny paper collage. Every time I wear it I get asked about it. I lilt that it’s detailed but large-scale, delicate but dramatic.