Necklaces made from big, chunky pieces of amber are worn in areas as divergent as Morocco and Nepal and are handed down through the generations as family treasure.
This piece reflects the northern Indian, Himalayan style. I made the amber and "turquoise" beads from polymer clay, blending, curing, sanding, antiquing, and polishing each one. The red felt bumpers, used to protect the beads from wearing against each other, are made from a wool jacket I purchased at the local Goodwill and felted by washing and drying at a hot temperature. The little silver bi-cone beads are from my own inventory. The necklace is strung on cotton embroidery floss reinforced by nylon beading thread.
$115 - c. 2009