Necklace with Rose Quartz Beads, Stone Cylinders and Discs, Glass Lampwork, and a Carved Jade Turtle Pendant
After a mid-February snowstorm here in the Northeast, I wanted some spring colors and glitz. And it was Fat Tuesday.
This 26-inch necklace is strung on a single length of braided gold color wire attached to a gold-plated lobster clasp. It features a dark green jade turtle finding with pink tones on one side and lampwork rectangular beads with a pink, mauve and green pattern inside. The other generally darker elements are stone cylinders and discs. These are balanced by the paleness of round 6 mm beads of pink quartz. Between all of these larger elements are Miyuki gilt-lined 8/0 glass seed beads. The gilt lining reflects a gold shine through the white beads.
Vera made a pet of the turtle which doubled nicely during the hard winter as a worry stone.