Thinking about color from last week, I was experiencing a bit of a dry patch at the bench, so I decided to jump right in.
I had pink on my mind. Several ideas I'd had before Mother's Day really wanted more pink beads and most of what I have is a pale peach pink. Still it's a lovely color, so I grabbed everything I could find. Pink's a color that can come in every darkness and hue. Some pinks are very purple, while others are nearly orange. Pink can be intense and pale. They're all in the piece I completed.
The donut beads contain a golden rutile and slashes of pink. The pinks are tourmaline, which is more purple, quartz that's very pale and orangish. I balanced the different tones with whites and greys of botswana agate and rainbow moonstone.
Pink is a gentle color. If you're "in the pink" you're at the height of good taste and quality. It's a relaxing and content color. It's also a big favorite of little girls everywhere. (My daughter's wardrobe is at least half pink, only half because I shop for her.)
Whenever I wear pink, which is rarely since I think it's not one of my best colors, I remember the childlish glee of a bubblegum ring.
There are a lot of shapes in this necklace, geometric and rough. I think my next experiment will have to do more with that aspect of the design.
The necklace is very long-50 inches and can be worn long or looped around several times or knotted. It has a sterling silver lobster clasp, just in case you want to wear it close to your neck.