This is a New Year and I decided to make myself some necklaces. Lisa Peters is a wonderful friend of mine. She makes amazing raku buttons and pendants, and I have used her pieces in fiber art and mosaics as well. The focal raku on this necklace is from Lisa http://www.lisapetersart.com/
I also have a weakness for lampwork beads and have found some beautiful beads on etsy.
The two tab beads are from TidesofCreation http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5110139 they look beautiful with the raku button. The flowers and other components are stone beads, there are small glass beads, then braided yarns for the rest of the necklace.
This next necklace also uses lampwork beads from TidesofCreation, these beads are gorgeous, beautiful versions of the beach! The silver dangle is from TheIvyLeaf at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=25577
There are glass and silver beads, and the rest of the necklace is ribbon in shades of turqouise.
This last necklace has a mosaic pendant I made a few years ago with glass, plus cabochons of howlite and paua shell . Commercial glass and silver beads, and the rest of the necklace is crocheted purple yarn.
These necklaces are all photographed on the dresses I will be wearing them with.