My Apothecary Chest: We brought it back from Hong Kong in 1994 after an ex-pat assignment there; it is also where I discovered beading.
2017 Challenge: from 52 drawers of Beads; Create a Necklace a Week, using only the Beads from one Drawer at a time. Voila! 52 Necklaces!
Week 2/Drawer 2: January 11, 2017: “Light Fantastic”
I am writing this in the middle of a raging blizzard with 8—10” forecast, so can you blame me for thinking white?
This delightful necklace is a white-out! But it will go with everything, unlike snow. There are five white striped and one opaque white Venetian glass beads, each of a differing stripe and distinct size. See Blog dated June 29, 2013 for my ode to Venetian beads, also called Murano beads since they are made on the small island just a vaporetto ride away from Venice.
Besides Venetian glass, there are many American Art Glass beads made in Rhode Island. Again, all clear and/or white.
Finally, there are white “sugar” beads. I coined this name myself, so let me explain: they are opaque white beads coated with what looks like glittery sugar, but it is powdered glass. There are more white sugar dots on clear glass beads at the end of the necklace and in the earrings.
Since I like the back of my necklaces to look as good as the front, note the asymmetrical glass clasp with a sterling silver toggle.
This 19” necklace is $99. It is fragile, but the glass is not as thin as the Drawer 1 necklace is. Matching earrings are included to keep the white vision.
See you next week!