Desert Bloom

in: Necklace



I love this deep red Czech glass bead with its etched turquoise lotus. It's earthy finish makes it a perfect base for a design with desert hues. I used a clever  wire wrapping technique to surround it with red fire polish beads and a mix of larger seed beads in a mix of picasso finish seed beads: turquoise, warm beige, black, and red.  It's further embellished with a silky turquoise tassel topped by woven gold thread.  The necklace is finished with a fine gold plated brass chain and lobster claw clasp.  The pendant and tassel are 5 1/2 tall, and the chain is 24".  So pretty with a sweater now, and terrific with lighter weight spring clothes.