When I found myself stating at a blank page not knowing what to say about this necklace, I telephoned my sister Nancy who is mad for blue and green, on her person, in her home, in the world. “Why?” I asked. “Because they remind me of the sky and grass,” she answered. “They feel fresh, soothing and welcoming.”
This was a happy necklace for me to make. I love the beads and I agree with my sister. But I didn’t know quite what to blog since there is no story. So I will tell you about the beads.
This necklace started with three Venetian blown glass beads combining cobalt blue and lime green, inspiring the blue/green mix.
Next, I placed the cobalt and lime drawers on my work table and the necklace practically designed itself.
The two large lime lampwork glass beads were purchased from Marj Bates from nearby Scituate. A strand of vintage frosted faceted glass lime beads was selected as the basic infrastructure to hold the necklace together. I found the funky, chunky glass spirals in the cobalt drawer and do not remember where or when I bought them.
Feels strange not to have any stories about the beads…but allow me to distract you with the clasp. It is 18 karat gold-plated with olive crystals bezeled onto both sides of the circle as well as the ends of the toggle. An elegant ending to the poor necklace with no story!
The earrings feature two different shapes of the blue/green Venetian glass with old but charming blue glass dangles. Warning: it’s an asymmetrical look!
Details: The necklace measures 20.5” in length. The earrings are 1.75” long from where it hangs in your ear to the bottom of the dangle. Price: $119 the set plus shipping (about $14) since I prefer to double box this much glass and ship it priority.
A Max Moment
I am so embarrassed that he has also has nothing special to report this month. He mostly behaved. His hair is growing back far too slowly for me. Some wise guy called him “the dog with a lion’s tail.” This shot shows his growing obsession with his “blankie” (security blanket) as well as his goofy tail.