Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Necklace with Wood Squares, Pink and Burgundy Glass Pearls, and White Feather Shell Pendant

January 30, 2015

I guess I must be feeling the need for warmth. This 27-inch necklace is made with “exotic” wood squares and 6 mm pink and burgundy glass pearls strung on braided gold color wire with a gold-plated lobster clasp. A white feather finding carved from shell is suspended by a pinch bail as a pendant. The warm elements dominate, but also accentuate, the winter white of the feather.

Beadwork by Mike Smetzer - necklace with "exotic" wood squares, pink and burgundy glass pearls, white feather shell pendant strung on gold color wire

27- inch necklace with “exotic” wood squares, pink and burgundy glass pearls, and a white feather shell finding as a pendant

Necklace with Wood Squares, White Glass Pearls and Shell Pendant

January 27, 2015

We are well into a cold, snowy winter here in southern Maine. I have been feeling the need to make something simple, but hopefully eloquent. This 27-inch necklace is strung on a single length of braided gold color wire attached to a gold-plated springring clasp. It features “exotic” wood squares and 6 mm white glass pearls along the sides. A large oval shell finding is suspended by a pinch bail as a pendant. The cold white of the pearls balances the warmth of the various woods and the rich magenta in the decoration on the shell.

 

Strung necklace by Mike Smetzer with exotic wood squares, white glass pearls and large oval shell finding as pendant

27-inch necklace with wood squares, 6 mm white glass pearls and large oval shell finding as pendant