Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Carrying on the chunky organic feel to my new collection of autumn/winter necklaces, I am enjoying it so much! Even though I have been doing some Kumihimo braidingwhich is fun!

I came across some faceted white quartz which I felt was interesting enough for a red white and black theme. I had been wanting to use a red faux cinnabar butterfly focal bead but until I found the lovely white quartz gemstone nothing seemed right. I chose vintage brass and gold plated beads as a rich contrast and I had previously hammered some bronze which I wanted to use, I decided to use ebony wood beads, a hand rolled Polymer bead and some of my Fair Trade Ugandan paper beads carried through the red theme! The vintage brass chain has hand dyed silk threaded through it which gives an interesting finish and brings it all together. 

I bought the hand dyed silk thread from Lorraine of Colour compliments on Etsy, she also hand dyes perle cotton among other wonderful items. Well worth a look!

Like the last two necklaces in my autumn collection this necklace is a long graceful one which would look gorgeous and give a lift to darker colours any time. Offered here first just email me if its your sort of thing and you would like to add to your collection.


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Beautiful design, Jackie! I love the addition of Lorraine's gorgeous thread which really softens the chain section :)

Lorraine said...

The necklace is truly lovely Jackie. Thanks so much for linking to my shop - greatly appreciated! :)

Marti said...

I love the colors in that necklace. Is it a long necklace? I bet it looks great with a sweater.

Dry Gulch said...

Beautiful necklace! Love the wirework.

Dry Gulch said...

Beautiful necklace! Love the wirework.