March 17, 2010

Blue Opal and Leather Necklace



Another custom necklace requested for the celebration of an upcoming Graduation made with large teardrop blue opals, silver, natural pearl and leather. This necklace is a Prairie Thistle original and my favorite type of necklace to design.
Opals were requested in honor of the graduates birthstone, her birthday is in October.  She also requested that the opals not be pink.  She wanted something unique - so the search began for blue or green opals.  When I saw these opals after months of searching for just the right color, shape and size - I knew they would be perfect!


The luscious blue opals have this translucent quality that is amazing - they seem to glow from within.

After discussing design elements with her mother, I think these gemstones are so much like her descriptions of her daughter who has an inner light and sweet soul.


I love the simple design that let's the opals take center stage and be the true focal element of the necklace.  I also like the clean lines that the brown leather cords provide, that also give the necklace a modern look and feel.  This is my favorite piece of jewelry that I have designed this year.

15 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Bravo! Well done, Julie!
Enjoy the day! Erin

SharonP said...

Simplicity speaks volumes ,and this necklace says classic, eternal beauty.

I'm firing up the torch tomorrow, just so you know! ;)

Pearl and Pebble said...

Julie this is simply beautiful! And those opals are indeed amazing. What a gorgeous "glow" and their shape is so lovely:)

stregata said...

Lovely creation, Julie. Gorgeous in its simplicity! Sometimes less really is more!

Marie-Aimée said...

just beautiful !!

inger susanne said...

Beautiful! I love the simplicity and color! Stunning:-)
Looking forward to seeing your next project:-)
Have a wonderful thursday.
Susanne

Beadwright said...

Well done. I tell my students, "Simplicity equals elegance."

Nicole/Beadwright

Riki Schumacher said...

That's great Julie, love that color, my fav. Beautiful design too. Hugs, Riki

Esther said...

simply perfect julie..

Lori Saul said...

So many beautiful artworks on your lovely blog- your designs are wonderful and elegant. Look forward to visiting again!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

This is really lovely. Glad I stopped by tonight.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

Oh, I LOVE this piece. awesome!

Jann said...

What a gorgeous necklace--just beautiful . . .

Tumbleweed Trails said...

How intriguing it is that you can take even the simplest of things and make them so beautiful! I love your work and love your soldered pieces, too.
Jody

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Lovely! I'm sure the graduate will be thrilled.
xoxo
Donna