Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Allegory Gallery -- Waiting for the Key to Immortality

 It's Allegory Gallery Design Team time again! I created this beautiful necklace in my signature combination of olivine and bronze, using a mix of beads from the Gallery and things from my stash. The focal is a gorgeous escutcheon pendant by Melanie of Earthenwood Studio. I love the woodlands color scheme and stamped pattern. The swirled rice-shaped Czech glass beads from Allegory Gallery matched it perfectly.
 Allegory Gallery also provided the olivine square tab Czech glass beads, which nicely pull out the greens of the focal.
There are a lot of textures going on in this piece. I added some luscious golden baroque freshwater pearls from my most recent trip to New York (Ace Handicraft, I love you!), and some tiny Bronze Shade Swarovski crystals. I haven't decided yet how I feel about that color, it's kind of weird. But it's just the right shade to go with the focal.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team has been up to this month!


  1. As always, I love your designs! The beads you chose with the focal are mesmerizing! Reminds me of a deep rain forest somewhere. ;-)

  2. This is lovely AJ - I think the colors go wonderfully together!

  3. Lovely design AJ, the colors all blend so beautifully with the pendant!

  4. Thank you all! Glad to see you love the rich, earthy greens and browns as much as I do!