Sometimes I get lucky when designing a piece. This is when an idea presents itself and the design takes shape smoothly from start to finish.
I like the colour blue. It’s the colour of the sea and the sky. My favourites are certain blues that have a strong character – like cyan, turquoise, teal and indigo.
I was shopping for beads to work with when I came across a hank of indigo beads.
Indigo, a deep blue with a tinge of red, is intense and beautiful. It is also bold and lively; with the 3-cut beads subtly reflecting light. As I held the beads and studied them, I pictured a model wearing a skirt sashaying down the runway. The fabric of her skirt is light and as she moves, her skirt sways, moving with her body.
At that moment, I had a pretty good idea what my new necklace would look like. It would have lots of movement which can be achieved in the form of loops much like the way the hank of beads draped across my hand. And flirty too, like the skirt I pictured.
I started working on the necklace the moment I got home. After I completed the pendant, I added an antique-gold finish filigree leaf and chain to give the necklace more character and a contemporary, youthful touch to the design. Black faceted beads were used as accents on the necklace to up the glam factor. I called this necklace Flirty Blu.
Click here to see more photos of the necklace. Flirty Blu is available at boticca.com/blackfrangipani.