Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday, A 21st birthday necklace

Hello dear readers,

As some of you have read on an earlier post, it was my youngest daughter's 21st birthday just recently.
As part of her gift from me, I decided to make her a  glass (lampwork) bead necklace, made with ivory and black short bicones.
Laura had seen a similar necklace that I had purchased in Italy and mentioned she liked it.

I was a little wary of  emulating the look, but decided that it was different enough in colour choice, clasp selection etc to still give it a go.

I used a brass tool to help shape the beads, thanks for that, Peter.
The black was easy to manage however the dark ivory glass was a little more difficult due to it's sensitivity to heat . A very light touch was needed to shape the ivory bicones.


Necklace in the making


I used a beautiful box clasp with a dark grey stone which matched the transparent grey spacers
at the ends.


The birthday girl and her necklace.

Hope you are all enjoying your day,


20 comments:

Georgie Field said...

Jenni, have to say your daughter is very beautiful, and the necklace is wonderful! How great that she is given a handmade object on a special occasion that will last for generations. Nice!

Jenni said...

Georgie, thanks for your lovely comment. I was thrilled it worked out nicely and that I had that lovely clasp in my stash which was just such a good match. She has worn it everyday since Sunday, so must like it! Jenni

dksg said...

Wow thats gorgeous, love it. Kelly

Jenni said...

Hi Kelly, thanks so much. Jenni

Daniela Ellenberger said...

Jenni, thats beautiful!
A beautiful necklace for a beautiful young women...
Greetings
Daniela

Courtney said...

The necklace is stunning! She is a very lucky girl. (boy is she beautiful also!)

Gardanne said...

Love the necklace and your beautiful daughter. I think I will be making bicones this weekend.

Jenni said...

Daniela and Courtney, thanks so much for the lovely comments, I am so happy she likes it. She is a gorgeous girl, but then again I am a little biased! LOL.... sincerly, thankyou, Jenni

Jenni said...

Anne, thank you for stopping by, they were fun to make... will look to see if you make bicones too! Much appreciated,
Jenni

TesoriTrovati said...

She is simply stunning! Beautiful model for a lovely piece.
Enjoy the day!
Erin
P.S. I got a goodie package from you yesterday. WOW! Great stuff and beautiful colors! Thank you! (I hope mine has reached you?)

Claire Maunsell said...

Wow, it's my daughter's birthday tomorrow - I really don't think I can live up to that (she will be 14). Absolutely simply lovely, as is the wearer.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Really Lovely Jenni - looks fantastic on her as well what a fantastic gift!

fireflymyst said...

A beautiful necklace for your beautiful daughter:)
LOVE IT:0

Jenni said...

Erin, Thanks so much for the comment. I have sent you a e-mail re the beads you sent me, I love them! Thank you so much.
jenni

Jenni said...

Claire, thanks for your comment... I am late getting back to everyone, A belated happy birthday to your young daughter. Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment.
jenni

Jenni said...

Colette, good to hear from you...Thank you.
jenni

Jenni said...

Patty, thanks so much, you are a sweetie!.. Jenni

Heather said...

What a beautiful daughter you have and a lovely necklace to boot. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I am happy you have come for a visit. I will be back to see more of your wonderful glass work. AND
Congratulations on your retirement!! You will love it and all the coffee too.

Jenni said...

Hi Heather, thank you so much for your lovely comment and for stopping by yourself!
jenni

Cindy said...

Jenni,
I believe I commented on FB but it's not the same as seeing your finished necklace and the beautiful birthday girl here on your blog. The necklace is gorgeous...what a special present to remember this birthday. I received a necklace on my 21st birthday (my birthstone) from someone who was like a Grandfather to me, and I cherish it. Later that night I met the man I would end up marrying! 21 will be such a wonderful year for your daughter, I just know it! ;-)

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