Wednesday, January 20, 2010

With a little help from my friends - Green kyanite necklace

I am at a crossroads and I need your help.

I am working on this necklace -

I want it to have the feel or look that you are wearing more than one necklace. A layering look. I love to pair up necklaces and wear several at a time. With this one, there is no effort, the one necklace does it for you.

I love this green kyanite. Kyanite is a personal favorite of mine. It is used for so many things. From fire bricks for kilns to brake pads to spark plugs to your very own porcelain bathroom sink! Did you know that??

I have an appreciation for kyanite and its everyday worth in our world, but I love it because of its properties. Kyanite brings loyalty, honesty and tranquility, and diminishes anger and confusion. Kyanite does not retain negative energy and never needs energetic cleansing. (1)

I paired the kyanite with peach aventurine and quartz. They compliment each other so well.

Aventurine benefits one in all areas of creativity, and imagination as well as intellect and mental clarity. It enhances prosperity and brings career success. It is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It also helps one to see potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength. Aventurine brings friendship to one’s life.(2)

Honesty and friendship - I can't think of anything better :)

I did a simple wire wrap with copper on this mother of pearl pendant to create the focal.

Now I need to know what is missing. I keep looking at it scratching my head. It is two great looks, simple and clunky. It should work, right? Do I need to add dangles on the chain? Coins? Copper beads? Crystals? Would that flesh it out more? Do I need to separate the two and leave it at that?

What do I do?

Help me Bead-Oh-Wan-Kanobi, you're my only hope.

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  1. It is a lovely piece! I would consider a pendant/dangle of some type from the inner most chain. Smaller than the MoP piece.


  2. I'm not sure, but I almost want to see a chunkier chain for the the pendant. And I like the little copper spiral detail on the MoP, but I think it should be bigger. Small dangles on the naked chain would be cute too.

    Good work as always!!

  3. I agree with Janeen about the small dangles on the naked top layer chain and maybe a chunkier chain for the pendant. Some very small disk or roundell beads dangling all around that top chain like a little fringe - maybe in more green kyanite or a similarly colored glass or stone? But that's just me.

  4. ...oh, I should have started things off in the above comment by saying, "I really like it just as it is, but if you're thinking of options..."

  5. I love how everyone has different ideas. I usually don't like a necklace that is all chunky pieces. BUT I have a vision for this one. Would you dare to add a lots more chains? If it had more layers of chain, shorter and longer, I would totally wear this! I'm probably not your usual customer so I provide a different perspective, I guess. Good luck! I like the direction you are headed in!