Saturday, March 13, 2010

Freeform Beadwork Necklace

I received a call a few weeks ago from a customer who had purchased one of my freeform beaded necklaces at the Half Moon Creek Gallery -- we're talking 3 or 4 years ago!  His wife loves it so much, he wanted to surprise her with another one, in a different color scheme.  Would I make one??

I replied hell, no "I may have something in my inventory that would suit your needs."  He doesn't have to know that this "new" one is equal in age to the one he purchased so long ago, right?

To make a long story short, here's the necklace.  I met him in Anchorage today (I do a lot of business at the coffee shop in the Barnes & Noble!).  He took the necklace, I took the cash.  I headed straight to the shoe store, if you must know.


In the center of the focal part of the necklace is a highly polished shard of fossilized walrus ivory.  I purchased a whole bunch of these beauties from a local native man who has connections on St. Paul Island.  I drill several holes in them to secure the beadwork.  Well, I used to.  I don't think I have much patience for this type of work anymore.

7 comments:

Brandi said...

Repeat business is so great! And what a lovely necklace, too - I bet his wife will be super happy!

Pricilla said...

Congratulations!

Shirley said...

OMGosh, Vicki, this is a work of art, and I do mean art value. It is just gorgeous. I can see why his wife loves it.

Ainsley said...

That is such a beautiful necklace! And do I see a little shell/button clasp? Such a great piece!

Anyway, I can understand what you mean about patience. All those tiny seed beads would drive me crazy.

The Jewelry Box said...

What a gorgeous necklace Vicki! So beautifully and intricately designed. Congrats on the repeat customer and what a very lucky wife! :)

Cindy said...

Congrats to you Vicki!! That is a lovely necklace and looks like you put some time into that!

Beadwright said...

Well Vicki you know how I feel about seed beads soooooo wowow great job and even better sale.

Nicole/Beadwright