To create this beaded silver necklace, I started by shaping the silver, using hammers to forge it into a cup shape with undulating edges and folded arm and to texture the surface front and back. Held inside is a dense cluster of tiny glass seed beads in pale pink and clear crystal which cushion two cultivated pearls nestled in amongst the bed of beads. A strip of pale golden yellow beads curves over the top edge and is echoed on the reverse with another small pearl held in a strip of pale gold beads. I achieved this by needle felting sheep’s wool into the cup before hand sewing the seed beads and pearls onto it individually using a needle and thread.
This is a striking yet delicate one of a kind necklace inspired by nature. It can be worn night or day and will always get you noticed.
Pendant: 2.5cm x 2.5cm x 2.5cm
Chain : 18”silver belcher
Nature’s Way is a collection of jewellery designs that are inspired by my love of nature. I represent the colours, textures and forms of nature that I see in the woodlands and at the seaside to create individual designs that can never be reproduced.
I am mixing materials and techniques that I have used over the years, creating a style of jewellery that is unique to me. Each piece starts as a basic idea in my head fueled by what I have seen, which then evolves during it’s creation, it is a very organic process. I use the beads like a paint pallet, building up the final picture as I sew the individual seed beads on.
Is it a gift? Your beaded silver necklace will be delivered beautifully wrapped in tissue and placed in a handmade fabric pouch.
Care Instructions: The best way to clean your Nature’s Way silver jewellery, is to regularly rub them over with a silver cloth. To remove deeper tarnish they can be quickly dipped in silver dip and then immediately placed in clean water to rise. Leave it on an absorbent tissue to dry naturally for a few hours or overnight.
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