I made this necklace to accentuate the brown ceramic face bead. I must admit, I’ve had the face bead a long time. It took a while to develop a vision of where to take it in a piece of jewelry. Some of that is because one often sees beads like this on leather cording, maybe with a couple of beads on either side. Nothing wrong with that, I just wanted to explore a different direction.
Not long ago, I looked at it and decided it was time to see what I could do with it. I took the time to see which colors really brought out the warmth in the face bead. When I saw the interaction between the green chrysoprase chips and the brown face bead, I knew – that was it. Bits of matte gray glass, light topaz crystals, tiger’s eye, and wood complete the composition. The necklace is named Yazmine.