A full view of the necklace. More details will be included on closer up photos below.
This is the focal of the necklace. There is the beginning with the vintage rhinestone roundel and vintage black Czech bead attached to a brass background with a lovely crown layered on top of that. Attached to the brass connector is a semi-precious bead which I love to work into my designs (see Spring Time in Paris post from in March). The semi precious bead is smokey quartz and I have had this lovely strand of faceted strand in my possession for quite some time, just waiting for the right inspiration. I have wire wrapped this bead at this focal location and there again will be a close up of this later down the post. The final element in this focal on this design is a found element. It is a brass filigree button that dangles just beautifully to finish of the focal part of this piece.
This photo shows a great example of the wire wrapping on the smokey quartz portion of this design.
This photo shows both sides of the chain and starting with the top length there is a black roundel bead which connects to the butterfly which connects to a vintage rhinestone roundel. There is a length of chain at this point and than the next grouping which is a Bali silver bead, vintage rhinestone roundel, red vintage bead, roundel, Bali bead repeat.
The chain closest to the type is totally different. It has another of the great smokey quartz semi precious beads linked to a very cool vintage gold key which has a lion inscribed on it which has been wire wrapped to another section of gold chain.
This portion of the necklace shows both sides laying on the vintage book. From the top down there is another smokey quartz, vintage black Czech bead, and a butterfly set into the chain and on the side closest to the typing there is one more of the black Czech beads as well as a very large faceted tiger eye semi precious bead.
Part of the overall necklace shown.
Another view.Because of the longer length of this necklace there was no reason to use a clasp, so this is what the top part of the necklace looks like. It looked great on the gal that bought it and I'm hoping she'll love it for a lifetime.