Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Heavens Ladder Necklace made with Vintage Mother of Pearl Beads

Elegant Handmade Beaded Necklace - Heaven's Ladder
I don't make all that much bridal jewelry, mostly because I'm infatuated with color and most brides I've known want to wear white. But, when I saw these beautiful vintage mother-of-pearl beads, I knew I had the makings of a bridal piece that could be both luxurious and elegant as well as fit into both the "something old" and "something new" of tradition's lore.

This is the first piece of bridal jewelry I've ever made, and I'm very happy with the results! It turned out better than I'd even imagined that it might and I've named the piece "Heaven's Ladder" in dedication of the anticipation of a happy life that comes with the wedding vows exchanged on that special day.

The Heavens Ladder necklace is handmade with a combination of vintage mother-of-pearl rice beads combined with golden accents. It's designed with beading string instead of wire to ensure an extra level of flexibility between the beads for a comfortable fit that encircles the neck and lies flat against the skin.

This necklace is a unique OOAK (One of a Kind) piece and measures 18-inches (45.5 cm) in length.