Northwest Spring Mixed-Media Necklace is Born

June 17, 2010
Northwest Artisan Necklace by Honey from the Bee
When you can start with a Lisa Peters' stoneware cabachon one cannot help but be inspired!  After playing around with many different colors of seed beads I settled on a mix of steel blue, copper, shimmering green and bronze.  I found the perfect piece of leather with a flower motif to carry on the theme of my Northwest Spring necklace.

I bought the squiggly glass lampwork years ago and alas did not keep track of the artist.  I remember her very well.  She was very friendly and explained how the first one was a mistake but now (or then) she would use leftover glass rods to create them.  I bought several in different colors as I thought they were so fun.  If any one knows who she is, please let me know so I can acknowledge her with a link. I wanted to do some hammering, so I textured the copper disc and dapped it to hold what I thought was an abstract representation of leaves and greenery, but what my hubby says looks like an earthworm!  He talked about how it made him want to go fishing...  I chased him out before he totally made me squirm.

Mixed media Statement Necklace by Honey from the Bee
A couple copper chains woven together simulating vines, a little wirework in bronze and it was all coming together!  Finally I had to add a few beads of labradorite for rain drops, as it just needed something.  So what do you think?
bead embroidered Statement necklace by Honey from the Bee