"Distant Galaxy" - My super long handmade rope necklace with focal pendant features a fascinating artisan glass lentil bead by Jenelle Aubade of Paradise Beads & Botanicals. This gorgeously etched bead truly looks like a distant galaxy with its twilight sky and darkly mysterious ocean. The "sky" is translucent with berry-red undertones and is dotted with Fine .999 Silver resembling a whole galaxy of twinkling stars, while the dark "ocean" has waves of blue & purple raku accented with black lines. The "horizon" is represented in Ivory Glass Infusion dotted with more Fine Silver wire.
The focal bead spins freely inside a stamped silver-finished ring. Below this spinning galaxy hangs a lush tassel of beads made with white glass pearls, tiny metallic blue Czech glass seed beads, a mix of Swarovski crystals, (including indian sapphire, solid navy and AB black diamond), and Purple Fluorite stone beads that nicely echo the translucent color of the "sky." Purple Fluorite is said to enhance intuition and bring order out of chaos.
All this hangs below 40 inches of white pearl glass beads, accented with large multi-faceted bluish-purple AB crystals, solid navy and AB black diamond Swarovski crystals, and tiny metallic blue Czech glass crystals, all securely strung on nylon-coated stainless steel wire. The length of this necklace allows for many variations for the wearer, including super-long flapper style, double-rope, knotted, or even a folded/looped lariat (see additional photos).