This long necklace started with red hair quartz-- a lovely clear material with needle-like inclusions, ranging in golden browns to natural reds. But, place it next to pink marble and pink-glazed porcelain and guess what happens? Pink!
I added African wound brass beads and two stunning striped MAKUstudios raku beads for impact and the entire piece is strewn with mother of pearl chips for additional texture and contrast.
There are smokey brown and grey overtones for an extraordinary play of subdued color.
It's finished with a bit of rosy glass and an easy to use, secure and lovely 's' hook clasp handformed (by me) from sterling silver wire.
In one picture I have it wrapped 3 times around my wrist for a fearless bracelet!
Artisan-made Raku Ceramic from MAKUstudios
Red Hair Quartz
Mother of Pearl
Total length is 27 1/4 inches (69.5cm)