I’ve had these gorgeous labradorite beads for ages. I bought them, because I was drawn to the shape, and the juxtaposition between the rough stormy greys, against the neat facets. I find them quite pre-historic looking and they reminded me of tiny monoliths (if you can have such a thing), some kind of Stone Henge vibe. Maybe I should stop having BBC4 on when I am working?
However, the position of the whole meant I couldn’t use them as I had imagined, and so I put them aside and pondered them a while.
Then a couple of weeks ago it came to me, as things often do. I just needed to keep it simple, and simply added a silver cup detail about the pin that fixes the stones on, and voila! I love that they are so casual, you can wear them with anything.
The necklace comes with a sturdy spiga chain, which goes really nicely with these mini-monoliths.
In other news, I’ve been reorganizing, tidying and generally getting everything in order in preparation for new products and a busy Christmas season.
I decided I really was due a bead re-sort, and was most pleased to have tackled this one Sunday afternoon.