Psychedelic Jester Necklace
This collar/choker-style necklace is certainly among the more unique items in my jewelry line and a perfect accessory if you're looking for a statement piece!
"Psychedelic Jester" - a name inspired in part by the combination of bright colors in Lara Lutrick's handmade glass Purple Frit lampwork beads, which are so reminiscent of 60s/70s psychedelia to me! Displayed stacked in the centerpiece of this necklace and securely set in hand forged 18 gauge Argentium® silver, I accentuated the bright colors in Lara's beads by adding Swarovski crystals in yellow and lavender-pink and dozens of perfectly matched aqua quartz beads, evenly spaced with silver-lined glass seed beads.
All three rows of beads are strung on heavy duty stainless steel beading wire, threaded between my hand forged Argentium® silver spacer "brackets." Each strand is attached at the center to 24 gauge Argentium® silver wire, and at the ends to sterling silver chain.
My ambitious design concept presented me with a mathematical challenge in achieving both symmetry and a slight graceful curve, allowing the necklace to gently "lean" upright around the base of the neck--worn slighter lower & more relaxed than a typical choker, (without requiring a choke-hold!)
This necklace closes in the back with a lobster claw clasp at 3 optional lengths; accommodating neck sizes measuring from 12 inches circumference, up to 15.5 inches.