Friday, January 09, 2009

The La Campagna necklace...

I have been feeling quite bad at the moment, with a really bad flu. I try to spend most of the time in bed, however, it makes me cough compulsively. Then I have to stay up, because it improves the cough somehow - and the blocked nose etc... I use this time to think about new necklaces and, yesterday, I even made a 2nd one, late at night, very much with the intention of cheering myself up somehow.

I called it La Campagna, meaning "the countryside" in Italian. It is a quirky piece, in shades of green, and pink, very much like wild flowers in a field. Here it is:

It turned out to be not only shorter than my usual, but also much lighter since I have not used any gemstones this time. Instead I have used:

- Three Murano Millefiori beads in shades of green with pink and blue flowers;
- Several oval tapered Czech beads, fire polished, also green-blue with lovely and subtle iridescence;
- Some Swarovski pink bicones in two different sizes to accentuate the pink present in the Murano beads;
- Tiny aqua Czech faceted beads interspersed with bronze/antique gold stardust spacers;
- Two different kinds of Tibetan spacers: one an ornate drum and the other a smaller flowery round bead, all in antique gold-plated;
- Gold-plated flower bead caps enclosing the millefiori;
- An antique gold hook clasp.

Some close-ups next:

Detail of the Murano millefiori surrounded by the complimentary Swarovski pink bicones and a shot of the hook clasp, wire loops, Tibetan flower bead and stardust bronze spacers.

The Tibetan drum spacers, smaller Swarovski bicones, tiny Czech aqua beads and stardust spacers and, on the 2nd picture. another detail of the millefiori with the gold-plated bead caps.

Again, a closer shot of one of my Tibetan round flowery bead followed by three stardust bronze spacers (which I really love to finalise the clasps) and also the tiny aqua beads and some of the tapered Czech fire ones in a bluish-green shade. These really matched the background of the millefiori.


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