|Raven Necklace by Bay Moon Design|
|Inside The Tower of London|
|A Raven with a Legend|
|Focal Features a Raven made by Humblebeads|
This edgy necklace has great color combinations. I used large black lacquered pearls, long, thin, black wood beads. The silver used has black embellishments, and the oxidized sterling chain has a hint of black. Some purples are used in the focal and necklace to add a pop of color. There are bright white pearls and white pearls with hints of silver. Every bead used in this necklace was selected for a specific feature.
I thought this necklace would make an interesting Halloween necklace because I always think of Edgar Allen Poe's horror stories and his famous poem "The Raven" around this time of the year. I have to admit that I began my quest to make a raven necklace back in the spring when I saw the ravens in The Tower of London and I heard the legend behind them.
Legend says that the kingdom and the Tower will fall if the six resident ravens ever leave the fortress.
It was Charles II who first insisted that the ravens of the Tower should be protected. This was against the wishes of his astronomer, John Flamsteed, who complained that the ravens impeded the business of his observatory in the White Tower.
When I spotted the raven bead made by one of my favorite bead artists I new it was time to finally make my raven necklace.