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I got the idea for the “wine” spilling out of the jug but then it sat in limbo for a full year while I tried to think of something to do with it. I just couldn’t figure out how I wanted to string it and what I wanted to do to set it off.
Well I finally figured it out.
Some Irish linen, garnets, rustic tourmaline rounds and a lentil art bead from a Southern California glass artist helped pull it together.
A little sari silk and some more garnets, with some copper clay rings.
A copper clasp from Patricia Healey, wrapped in bronze and patinaed sterling.
It finally all came together! A layered, sparkly, rustic looking, bohemian bit of sheer fabulousness. Definitely worth the year of waiting.
If I hadn’t done Bead Soup last year, I’d never have found Sheila’s shop and gotten the focal and made this fantastic necklace. So I’m awfully glad I did it!