This is a continuing series of pieces I've made for a friend who has a seemingly endless love of turquoise and silver. See Turquoise Necklace: St Tropez, Turquoise Bracelet: St Tropez Set, Hammered Earrings: St Tropez Set.
While taking my usual train commute into NY City, one of my friends was flipping through a catalogue. She was eyeing a multi-strand turquoise necklace that she really liked, but could not believe what they were charging for the piece. I glanced at it and said, yes you're right that is outrageous .... it really shouldn't cost that much. Her reply "could you make it for me?" I did make the necklace, and had so many turquoise beads left over, that I threw in a bracelet.
This piece is made with multiple turquoise bead sizes and shapes. Included is hill tribe silver, silver beads in many sizes, shell heshi beads and indian amethyst rounds that I picked up at the Taj Mahal on my last trip there.
Caution ... don't try wearing the whole set together! It could result in a carni-inspired, turquoise studded get up.