Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This is another piece that I made for the ad. It's "something old" and is a necklace that is composed of vintage Japanese glass pearls from the 50's. I was lucky enough to have a couple of necklaces and strands of these pearls, which I took apart and used in this design. I love the vintage Japanese pearls! Instead of just pearly white, these pearls have a weird greenish shimmer. They've also got a warm peach glow to them. As an added bonus, they're all extremely lightweight! So even this piece, which is quite substantial, is light as a feather around the neck.
I think that the pearls give this piece a sort of regal look. When I was putting it together, I thought of some of the Elizabethan jewelry that I've seen in museums in the past. I suppose it's fitting… isn't every bride, queen for a day?