|Inspired by the Sea and Irene|
I love to use pearls because they are classic and are from nature. I usually include pearls in my creations. I have had these gorgeous green blister pearls stashed away for almost a year. I finally decided I had a design worthy of them. Jasper is another favorite of mine. It is a nurturing stone. We can all use some extra comfort as we wait to see the impact of Irene. I combined these green jasper with antique brass filigree. The colors compliment one another. I love all of the different textures that this variety of beads, metal, paper and thread create in this necklace.
The focal is made up of one of Heather's beads--the polymer clay star fish. I have had that bead stashed away for a few years waiting for the right necklace. I combined it with some new filigree and an antique shell charm that was waiting for the right occasion .
Good luck to all on the east coast. I am hoping we will be spared major damage and loss of electric. One piece of luck at my house is that our cupola already blew off and smashed apart on our driveway during our last major storm. Procrastination pays. We haven't replaced it yet. No worries there!