- Gemstone & Wire
- Ma Jolie
This is a sober, yet bold necklace - the tooth-like slabs of Picasso jasper are in monochromatic shades of black, white and grey, rather like a child scribbling with crayons on a blackboard. While tempted to leave them in cool monochrome, my love for colour is such, that I added little bursts of colour in between the Picasso jasper nuggets with tiny red coral and turquoise. And then an asymmetrically placed chunk of bamboo coral provides the final pop of colour. A toggle clasp provides secure closure. Wear it to work to brighten up your day, or in the evening with a black or even a red dress.
The last photo is a painting by Picasso of his mistress Marcelle Humbert, called Ma Jolie, or My Pretty Girl painted in monochrome in an analytic cubist style circa 1912 - I still think a red dot somewhere would have improved it, but don't tell anyone I said so!!