Creating Sea Shell Abalone Paua MOP Stick Bead Tribal Choker

Original design being laid out
Beautiful, but the ribbon speaks too loudly, off to the dye bath!
This is the beginning of a New Line of Jewelry I will be creating over the next several months, it features the best of crochet used to fortify and stabilize unusual combinations of shell elements that normally have a great deal of difficulty remaining in place when worn. By adding the crochet ribbon the two strands unify and the textile helps to "nestle" the beads into proper position with minimal movement, yet a limited freedom of motion still remains in motion.

This will allow me the freedom to add dangles and drops with abandon without worrying about them flipping all over the place while being worn or danced in, there is nothing worse at the Powwow than having to constantly adjust ones regalia!

Originally the ribbon was stark white but I felt it overwhelmed the design, so off the to dye bath of natural henna to tone it down and bring it back to matching instead of overpowering the piece!

I look forward to experimenting with new textiles and crochet to enhance Doyle already lovely and timeless creations, this design is so powerful I've already had my first sale because of its unique design! You can see this necklace HERE.

I will be glad to customize this necklace any way you need it to make it more your won personal taste or design a special necklace just for you! I have already done so for a customer in Tasmania!

Below is the listing stats if you are so inclined to read them and this item is now being offered for sale on my Etsy Site HERE.

Original Designer Abalone Sea Shell Coffee n Cream Color Choker Necklace Paua Mother of Pearl MOP Stick Beads Tribal Crochet Charm Choker Necklace Pendant. Beautiful, Coffee Colored Swirl Dichroic Glass Beads with Abalone Paua Dangle Beads and Mother of Pearl Multicolor Stick Beads in Coffee, Pearl and Violet Lavender.

The Driftwood colored Smooth Stone 50mm, (2") pendant adds focus and strength to this piece reflecting the abalone shell pieces at the shoulder that also have subtle naturally occurring doughnut holes in them.

The Antiqued Violet Lavender Gold Flecked Silky Crochet Ribbon Influence adds color, texture and stability, keeping the individual elements snugly in place while allowing limited, flowing movement reflecting the natural hue of colors of the abalone shell that shifts from electric blue to lavender and then to shimmering red and  green tones.

Antique Brass Accent Beads add color and subtle flair. The 16.5" Choker Necklace is strongly clasped with a antique bronze tone lobster claw clasp that adds both security and today's latest fashion Look.

This is the second in my limited series of Designer Chokers featuring Crochet Ribbon, Sea Shell and Natural Stone Elements combined to create Earthy, Natural Casual Ready to Wear Fashion that can be worn either with your Business Suit or your Summer Beach Wear with equal grace and appeal.

This season, it is all about mixing textiles and natural reclaimed elements to show you have a relationship with the planet you live on but with a practiced eye to fashion forward. This necklace has it all and more! Even more so is the trend towards individualizing jewelry so that it directly reflects the wearers feelings, with just a few added personal charms this necklace can be YOUR DESIGN and no one else's.

I will be glad to customize this necklace with personal charms or any way you need it to make it more your own personal taste or design a special necklace just for you! I have already done so for a customer in Tasmania, here is the listing for this item,

it just goes to show that this design is easily transformed into any combination of personalization for any woman's sense of fashion! I love to make custom jewelry that reflects my Clients tastes and desires, let me design an original piece for you today!

This necklace is also easy to clean, just place it under gently running cold water for a few seconds and lay flat to dry on an absorbent surface such as a towel to refresh and renew its glow!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I like that you mentioned you stabilized it so it doesn't flop around all the time. Very important!