This necklace has many fascinating beads with too many stories, so I shall focus only on the amazing agate stone centerpiece which has two sides and two personalities. I will list all the beads for my readers’ information.
Agate really is just a stone living in volcanic host rocks discovered in the third century on the shore of a river in Sicily…think Mt. Etna.
Most agates are hollow and in the form of a geode. Slices like this one are cut from the outside of the geode; the inside is called drusy quartz. This agate is probably Brazilian identified by its brown color interlaced with white and gray with striking layered bands. This is high end agate; ordinary agate is found as gravel in streams.
The stone centerpiece pictured here and above inspired this necklace’s colors: warm and inviting.
2017 Necklace a Week CHALLENGE: from 52 drawers of beads, create a unique handmade necklace using only the beads from one drawer at a time.
These large (1″ around) mottled gold Venetian glass beads will make any complexion glow! They are hand-blown thin clear glass with splatters of gold.
The centerpiece is a Nautilus-inspired shell in cranberry color with gold flecks which turn iridescent in the light. It is an artist-made lamp work glass bead. Other spacer beads are glass with gold foil inside. Secured by a gold metal clasp.
These Venetian beads are lovely to look at and wear, but please, handle with care since they are fragile. Don’t drop the necklace and don’t wear dangle earrings that are long enough to hit them as they swing from your ear. Truth in advertising now satisfied, don’t lust for this necklace unless you like attention because compliments will be endless! I guarantee it or refund offered!
Wear it with your own gold earrings. Title: Romance Retold. Length is 18.5″. $99.00.