Sun-Kissed Beach Baby
Thirty-seven inches of dazzling summer fun, my "Sun-Kissed Beach Baby" necklace includes so many elements, I hardly know where to begin... I love how this necklace sparkles. The combination of these elements instantly soothes, transporting me to blue skies, warm sunshine, sand and surf... Ahhh!
The coordinated set of bright red/yellow/white striated glass beads in round, lentil, and ring shapes--all made by lampwork artisan Angela Bohanan--are perfectly paired with Swarovski® "Fire Opal" & pale "Azule" crystals, sky-blue cats eye beads, sterling silver dragonflies, and even some beach glass!
Each and every bead is connected by sterling silver links handmade by me, as well as a bit of fanciful wire wrap around the slider ring bead--and it does actually slide along the 7-inch tail, which dangles all the way to mid-belly length--allowing the necklace to easily slide on and off over the head without the need for a clasp or opening. It also looks pretty darn cool doubled up and worn as a choker.
This is the accessory to complete your evening look for your tropical getaway, but it would also look amazing over a cotton frock for a romantic barefoot walk on the beach.
* As with any fine jewelry, frequent exposure to sea air can cause silver to tarnish more quickly. This is not a defect in the material but rather a chemical reaction with sulfur particles in the air. Always gently wash with mild soap, rinse and dry thoroughly before storing.