A friend from the office asked if I'd design some jewelry to match the color of her eyes. I went hunting for chalcendony, and came back with blue lace agate. I was expecting to make a simple pair of earrings, but she liked the stone so much she asked if I'd make a simple, elegant choker-length necklace for her. I also brought in a handful of possible focal pieces, and she wanted to use the striking blue tear-drop bead.
To string this piece I used tiny heshi style freshwater pearls to space the agate. I also added a very simple, yet elegant sterling silver box clasp with a slide closure. I finished the piece with the requested blue tear-drop bead and included a matching pair of earrings with the same blue glass.