Monday, October 24, 2011


I used to love sunrises - and I probably still do... however, I am rarely able to enjoy a sunrise. A sunset, on the other hand, it's a bit easier to stop and watch the colours of the sky changing (it helps that my desk is facing a windows to the west, so I am watching a sunset mostly every day).

Sunset (necklace, bracelet, earrings) - sterling silver, mother of pearl, wire wrapping :: All the Pretty ThingsMy son wanted some beads for one of his projects and they were available only in a bundle. Which bundle contained a bunch of bright orange mother-of-pear beads. At first, I thought it's impossible to make anything decent with them, they seemed way too bright. At the same time I was drawn to them in a very soft way, so I wouldn't just discard them.

You have to be patients with some beads, let your brain form the perfect images. That's what happened with my orange mother of pearl beads: one day I simply knew I had the perfect design for them.

Paired with same-shade cultured pearls and a very delicate silver chain, the design brings on the irresistible shape of the beads, and their beautiful shades graduating from orange to ivory. The necklace has a central shell / pearl area, and a few wire bead clusters strategically placed on the chain. This is a complete set: necklace, earrings, and bracelet - and it is a perfect addition to a summer dress.

It is a bold piece that speaks to one's love of nature. It reminds me of the sunset and makes me smile every time I look at it!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.