A second string of Lava Rocks, this time flat ovals knotted together and held with a lifesaver clasp, was my next recycle challenge.
Deconstructing oval lava rock necklace
I wanted to do something completely different and move away from the formal choker style of the original. Because these were flat and much lighter than the previous string of lava rocks, I thought of creating a longer length Opera style piece with chain between the rocks. Then I found these wave patterned ovals in Spoilt Rotten Beads and decided that they would work better than chain.
A pair of wave patterned ovals
I used 8 mm jump rings to connect the ovals to create the links between the lava rocks. But the real focal for this necklace was the funky flower charm (also from Spoilt Rotten Beads) that I attached with jump rings to eye head pins.
Flower power to the lava rocks
A lava rock then went onto the head pin and I created another loop to connect to another jump ring and the oval links.
All joined-up: Flower, Lava rocks & oval links
I then created little charms of 6 mm Rosaline Swarovski glass pearls and bright pink glass beads. These were added to the jump rings to break-up the mono-chrome of silver and black. Once I connected all the links and Lava Rocks I wanted for the necklace, I added a Belcher chain (with oval links) to go round the back of the neck so that the necklace would be more comfortable to wear and it would sit neatly under a collared shirt.
Here’s the completed necklace – 88 cm /35 inches long:
The completed necklace of Lava Rocks, Oval Links & Flower Charm
As you can see I’ve kept the Flower high on the neckline and went for an asymmetric arrangement to keep this necklace relaxed and fun. ♥K