Sleeping Lady Beadwork Necklace
Turquoise is my favorite color and this bold necklace was inspired by the beautiful glazed clay cabochon handmade by Australian artist Natalie of Peruzi. Her beautiful sleeping face has been frozen in time with a beaded bezel of tiny glass seed beads and a delicate beaded fringe of pressed glass, seed beads and Swarovski crystals. She has been backed with felt to protect the beadwork and give the piece a finished appearance.
She hangs from an intricate cellini spiral stitched necklace. The spiral has been finished with sterling silver caps and lampwork glass beads handmade by me. Each glass bead has been decorated with complimenting patterns of turquoise and ink blue, then kiln annealed for lasting durability, and thoroughly cleaned before adding to the final piece. The necklace is finished with a sterling silver hook clasp and measures 42 cm in length. For a small additional fee I can add an extender chain to the necklace. The pendant hangs approximately 9 cm.
Sleeping lady is just beautiful and very comfortable to wear.