High visibility bohemian jewellery, with contemporary flair.
A multicultural necklace, this one is made with vintage Ghanaian Krobo beads, a Moroccan enamelled circus tent bead, and a focal pendant from Afghanistan that I picked up on my travels in Bangkok from an Afghani trader. The necklace is finished with a toggle clasp, although at 26.5" long, it is probably possible to slip over your neck easily - but why ruin a good hair day?
Some of the beads are lined with gold foil and glow gently, while others have a matte finish, the two closest to the pendant are of polymer clay and made by me with a rustic patinated finish. This piece is seriously sophisticated, and will take you anywhere when you wish to be noticed and reckoned with.
A ghazal is a poem set to music - and that's the feeling I get when I look at this necklace. The soft tinkling of the bells on the end of the tassels reminds me of gentler times; a swaying of voluminous skirts, braided tresses, perfumed air, candlelight, and a beautiful, wistful woman singing softly to herself or to her loved one.
And yet, although the pendant, from Afghanistan is a vintage piece, set with colourful glass, the other elements are contemporary and bring the necklace bang into the 21st century - titanium plated quartz nuggets, and lost wax castbeads from Kenya. A cloisonne enamelled clasp from China finishes the piece perfectly.
I would wear it with a modern little black dress with a high neckline - and this will be a simple, yet stunningly effective ensemble with a twist. The elements span two continents and yet seem to belong together perfectly.
The necklace is 21" long, and the pendant is 3.6" long with a 3" tassel fringe and a toggle clasp.
The pendant is a vintage Afghani piece, studded with glass, all the way from a vendor in Lahore. It is 2.8" long with a 2" long fringe that tinkles gently, being tethered by garlands of Czech glass beads and carnelian nuggets.
The pendant is carried by a necklace of sumptuous, waxy carnelian beads, howlite paisley shapes and dull gold lost wax cast beads. An ornamental hook clasp for closure. The necklace is 26" long, but can be shortened if you wish it closer to your neck.
Reminiscent of parties and gatherings, with poetry readings and song( the Persian word for this is Mehfil), peacocks treading carefully in the heat and dust - a mehfil of the best people, having a wonderful time.