This bib style neclace has a LOT going on.
A brass bullet casing holds a clear quartz crystal shaft that I’ve named Isis, just for fun. Growing on the casing, I designed a scarab sitting on a lily pad and surrounded by vines.
Polymer clay forms the outer layer of the bib necklace. Embedded in the clay are turquoise cabachons with copper brads and Swarovski crystals. On the back side of the clay are hand cut and hammered copper sheets that I gave a patina to and then sealed. Red brass wire and moss agate lead the way towards the clasp, followed by hand dyed silk ribbons and sari fabric upcycled from the cutting room floors in India.
Filigree bead cones have been carefully tricked out with little copper rings so that they do not catch in your hair. (I tried the necklace on several times and the cones had been catching…).
Clasp is hand made and hammered from red brass with a warm golden tone.
The length is measured clasp to clasp and the height is measured from the center of the necklace to the longest point where the crystal tip ends.