Friday, February 06, 2009

The Ryujin necklace...

I have not done much these days, I still feel ran down with my cold/flu. Not as bad as before, but very tired. For that reason I haven't been up to much beading. Today however, when I woke up in the afternoon, I made another necklace.

I decided to call it Ryujin (Japanese for "Dragon King"), due to the use of a carved rock crystal focal pendant, representing a long, serpentine dragon:

For the Ryujin I have used:

- One main rock crystal carved focal pendant in a purple-lilac shade;
- Several Swarovski bicones in amethyst shades;
- Two Howlite purple turquoise beads;
- Six large Dragon veins beads in purple;
- Six small fluorite beads;
- Six small Amethyst round beads;
- Six small purple jade beads;
- Two small purple chrysocolla beads approaching the clasp;
- Amethyst Japanese millefiori beads in round and cylindrical shapes;
- Czech glass beads: metallic teardrops, small round antique gold ones, medium disc spacers, faceted Heavy Metal small beads and tiny seed beads for the pendant bail;
- Stardust bronze round spacers and antique gold Tibetan toggle clasp.

Some details next...

On the 1st picture, a close-up of the pendant with the lovely carved dragon, surrounded by two Swarovski bicones, two violet turquoise beads, Czech faceted small beads and teardrops and some of the Dragon Veins beads. We can also see the beaded bail and, underneath, some of the Czech glass beads hiding the wire. On the 2nd picture, a detail of the turquoise beads, Swarovski bicones and bail.

On the left, a close-up of the fluorite beads interspersed with some Swarovski small bicones. On the right, detail of the fluorites once more, the Czech fire disc spacers, one of the Dragon Vein beads plus some amethyst beads and vintage Japanese millefiori.

The above pictures show the Dragon Veins in detail, along with some of the Czech Fire beads: teardrops, faceted rounds and disc spacer. We can also have a closer look at the flowery clasp and some of the small stardust spacers in antique gold.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andrea.

    Whenever I visit your neclace pages, I take a big breath.
    Every necklace is infused with its own beauty, charm and uniqueness.

    As for Ryujin; Dragon King or Dragon Lord, how brilliant your choice of the color is! Since the color purple is a symbol of royalty for a long time, it must be exactly the color for Dragon King!

    I have a bracelet made of Sugilite, Lapis lazuli, and crystal beads. Sugilite has also a beautiful violet-purple color.

    As for Ryu necklace, it reminds me of a cute red baby dragon. The combinations of the colors are so lovely!

    By the way, have you ever read "Nodame Cantabile"? This manga series is very funny and i like it very much.

    Thank you for sharing all these beautiful things!!