Royal Amber

SOLD This piece of neckart contains a magnificent pendant of carved amber from Tibet hanging from a lovely chain strung with seeds form the same area of the world, and enhanced with vermeil sticks from Greece. this is an elegant addition to an evening outfit.

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Evening Bling

I had a wonderful photo shoot with one of my favorite models (who happens to be a good friend)I’m going to be taking more of other friends with my one-of-a -kind neckart, and hope you enjoy their take ond mine on wearing the pieces. Here are two of the photos. The blue necklace is all glass beads. Tthe unusually shaped double strand in earthier tones is constructed of semi precious stones and pearls. Call or email for price.

Casbah

The owner of my favorite bead store called to say she ‘d just returned to Naples from the Tuscan Bead Show. I ran right down and picked out all these beads. My design just came to me immediately, and I couldn’t wait to put them all together. This is the result. It stands out on it’s own; so it can be worn with a very simple monocolored dress, but I love the mixture of color and pattern, and have shown it with this gorgeous kimono I purchased it and the hat in China in 2003. The necklace is actually versatile enough to look well either way. This double strand of coral, Italian glass, agate druzy and brass has a handblown glass clasp.

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Falling leaves

 

Falling Leaves

The elements fell into place (a bad pun!), but in truth, this necklace seemed to design itself, and though composed of many individual beads, and shapes, it became for me a perfect example of my neckart. When this happens, it brings me a great deal of joy, and gratitude. I’ve been asked to duplicate “Falling Leaves”, but the spontaneity wouldn’t be there, as it was this time around, and that’s why I only do one-of-a-kind pieces. The designs remain fresh.
This necklace is SOLD to a lovely buyer from Canada who tried it on, and wouldn’t take it off for me to wrap. She kept it on with a soft pearl gray cashmere sweater, and pair of light blue jeans. She looked great, and very happy which made me happy as well.

Pearl, Abalone, and Sterling necklace

I was lucky to discover a shell shop in California that had an unusual collection of  tumbled Pacific Abalone pieces that I purchased to use as pendants for my one-of-a-kind neck art. Unfortunately my bonanza was short lived, since they can no longer get them. I feel that I purchased the most exciting shapes, powerfully using their individual  inate elegant beauty.  I’d like to design more, but apparently this isn’t going to happen unless I’m lucky enough to find others of the same caliber at another location. Enjoy this unique expression of the ocean. This necklace also contains freshwater pearls,pewter, glass, and pacific black pearl oyster shells. It is 26 inches Call or email for price.

Latest neck art!  Contact me if you’re interested in purchasing this show-stopper!  I was at Eastern market in DC, and found a woman selling beads. I usually don’t like obviously dyed coral (Now that ox blood coral can’t be legally harvested anymore,most of the deep red is badly dyed), but this blue was so outrageously unnatural, I had to have it for some new pieces such as this one. I’ve included turquoise, bamboo, African beads, and glass, and added a stunning Tibetan pendant to the mix. It’s definately a conversation piece!!     19inches     Call or email for price.