Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I haven't posted jewelry in a while so here is the necklace that I finished today. When Amy was in Florida she picked up these sharks teeth. She wanted to use them in  a necklace in a neutral color so that she could wear it with lots of different tops. So the sharks teeth were the inspiration for this piece of jewelry. I started with the labradorite oval to represent the ocean. Doesn't it have wonderful flash?  I wire wrapped the teeth and suspended them below "the ocean." Above "the ocean" I wired a porcelain shark. All of the pieces have small vintage faux pearls that I used to represent the whitecaps and waves around them. This makes up the focal. The outer strand of the necklace has links made of gray crazy lace agate rounds flanked by gray oval faux pearls and matte grey size 8 triangle beads. These links are alternated with links made of gray cats eye ovals flanked by matte clear AB discs, 4mm gray faux pearl rounds, and 3mm  matte hematite fire polished beads. All of theses links are joined with two 6mm jumprings. The inner strand is made with gray bicones flanked by montana blue fire polished drops and snowflake obsidian rounds. These links are alrernated with small silver chain. I used Cindy Wimmer's wonderful new book "The Missing Link" as inspiration for the silver components that join the two strands together and hook to the clasp. I also handmade the  clasp. It was in Denisse Peck and Jane Dickerson's Book "Handcrafted Wire Findings." This was a fun necklace to make.


  1. Beautiful design, Becky... what a special piece!

  2. Thanx Monique. I wanted it to be a special memory of her trip. She called last night and said that it is perfect.