Turquoise and Sunshine
February 27, 2012 § 1 Comment
This was my inspiration for Rescue Project No. 5. I would love to be at the Hilton Nui Resort in Bora Bora but since I can’t, I did the next best thing – make jewellery.
Those of you who follow this blog may remember the Turquoise necklace in the Recycling Jewellery Post: The lovely trapezium turquoise necklace that didn’t wear well, too many turquoise pieces knotted too closely together.
So inspired by the turquoise waters and the golden tones of sunshine reflecting off the wicker and wood, I created a necklace with just seven of the turquoise pieces. The turquoise pieces are joined to the gold-plated chain with eye pins. To create the illusion of the gentle flickering of sunlight off the sea, I added the Swarovski 4 mm crystal bicones and gold-plated leaves on either side of the centre turquoise stone.
I’ve still got the stash of all the other trapezium pieces of turquoise so watch this space. Meanwhile, I’ll dream of turquoise and sunshine. ♥K