My “Tropical Pods” necklace is finished and honestly, if this doesn’t chase away the winter blues, nothing will…well, except a tropical vacation perhaps? Since that’s not on my agenda, I’ll settle for the necklace! Visually, it transports me to Petit St. Vincent, a tiny island in the West Indies that we have visited several times over the years. Bring on a pitcher of Rum Punch, a bowl of mangoes and papayas! I love these ripe, juicy colors! Measuring 18″ in length, I’ve finished the necklace with a patinaed fine silver metal clay clasp (shown in the photo below). Size 6 Myuki Baroque Pearl beads separate each polymer clay component.
What’s next? I want to make more of these nature inspired forms in other colourways and combine them with seed beads as well as metal clay and beaded components. If I’m extremely ambitious, a tutorial may forthcoming early next year…stay tuned!