Maybe I’ve gone a little crazy, but this design has been begging me to make it for a couple of months now, and I could hold back no longer. I’m really pleased at how it turned out.

I’ve hand-shaped square sterling silver wire to create bars on each of which 3 gorgeous translucent blue lace agate beads are encased. To connect them I contrasted the shapes created by the square wire with twisted jump rings. I finished off the whole 1930’s deco feel by using a genuine vintage glass bead I have recycled from an old flapper necklace.

Why ‘moonshine’?. The name refers to illegal whiskey distilled using grain which was popular in America from the 19th century and really took off during the Prohibition period, for obvious reasons. Trying to avoid getting caught, deliveries of grain and equipment to make the stills often happened during the night….in the moonshine!

I thought this was an apt name, seeing as how this has kept me up. Being a little fancy-free and high spirited, like you might feel after a tea-cup of moonshine in a New York Speakeasy, why not!

Other Speakeasy jewellery coming soon!

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...