Saturday, June 14, 2008

A New Dress for an Heirloom Piece

Sometimes we find the most wonderful things when we clean house! Spring cleaning brought this little heirloom to the surface and its owner decided that having forgotten it for years she needed a new way to show it off.

Cameos whether they be peachy to buff or blue grey pair beautifully with moonstone. Moonstone glows of the divine feminine and its color pallet is the perfect match.

This piece is knotted with innocent little pearls between duos and triplets of moonstone drops (briolettes to those versed in bead speak). I added chain links between two small knotted sections over the shoulders and concluded with delicately wrapped drops and pearls on chain suspending from the discrete clasp and drawing attention down the back.

Some day soon I will photograph my own family heirloom cameo piece and share that story with you.