Once upon a time, there was a necklace…

In addition to some of the other elements I’ve mentioned with regard to my current line of jewelry, a very important aspect of it will be color stories.  There will be at least 5 different styles in the line, and probably as many color combinations:  blues, reds, greens, etc.

The pieces below represent one style in the collection as well as the blue color story.  I have always planned to incorporate strung beads on colored cord into at least part of the collection, as shown here:

 
The gemstones used are red aventurine (represents peace), Swiss blue topaz, turquoise, capped off with a facetted smokey topaz pendant as the focal point.
 
I am generally not a matchy-matchy person when I wear jewelry, but it can be a useful way to create it.  Though all of these pieces can be worn as a set, it is not my intent. 

By the way, I’m totally loving these earrings.

4 Replies to “Color Story”

  1. Antoinette says: May 9, 2007 at 9:23 am

    How funny that the earring style (at the bottom) is so similar to the ones I made yesterdaay.
    I’m big into the “color story”. I really like it a lot. I also like the color combinations you used. What’s the string? Cotton? Silk? I like the mixture of string with silver.
    Nice branching out! This line feels very organic to me.

  2. holly west says: May 9, 2007 at 10:25 am

    The cord is called “stringth” and it’s made of nylon. It’s my preferred stringing material because of the way it handles.

  3. jemand says: May 11, 2007 at 11:00 am

    wow those earrings are great.. are they semi precious turquaz or..??

  4. holly west says: May 11, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Thanks! yes, it’s turquoise, and the orange beads are red aventurine.

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