“From This Moment On”
My Apothecary Chest: It arrived via container to California from Hong Kong in 1994 after an ex-pat assignment there; where I discovered beading; my repository of many beads.
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 3/Drawer 3: January 18, 2017: “From This Moment On”
From the first moment I saw the clear icy depth of a strand of rock crystal beads, I was smitten. I soon discovered everyone else is too since rock crystal, or quartz crystal, has metaphysical powers: it is a conductor of energy; it is used for healing and meditation.
My most favorite pairings for rock crystal are sterling silver or pearls. I designed this necklace with hammered sterling circles and ovals plus a clasp by the same artist. I found a small supply of this nice sterling while searching for something else and they practically flew over to the rock crystal strand I had chosen to be the representative of Drawer 3. Necklaces often evolve that way for me!
Wear this looker with your own sterling silver earrings. They can be large or small, but bold, if possible, to hold their own with this seemingly simple necklace. It is 22” long plus a 1 3/4” centerpiece. $111.00