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asymmeTric balance

Hints of the Orient: a bold red and black mixed-media asymmetric statement necklace


length:  26.5”/67 cm        weight: 6.3 oz/161 g

components:  largely vintage -  ceramic, resin, lacquered ceramic, murano glass, wire, plastic


This dramatic necklace was inspired by a very large, bold and beautiful red-lacquered ceramic rondelle bead that had me thinking of Japanese bento boxes and rice bowls.  It instantly called for some supporting red beads, as well as black beads for dramatic contrast.


Marching with confidence and flair down the statement side of this asymmetric necklace are graduated black ceramic beads, separated by a beautiful red/black/gold murano glass bead, and some interesting red plastic shapes, namely a round disc and three square red beads.  They lead up to the featured red lacquer focal bead, which has a small black ceramic bead suspended inside it.


The rest of the necklace is composed of black shiny beads of various interesting shapes and materials:  two different forms of round wire beads, two round metal filagree beads, and more shiny ceramic beads of different shapes (donut, faceted, pillow and round).


The result is a satisfying asymmetric balance, that is very sophisticated and dramatic.  It calls out to be seen, and would go well with elegantly simple clothes.


Make a statement with this distinctive and exclusive piece of wearable art, designed and made by me.

**  Many of the components of this necklace are vintage, therefore unique in shape, colour and texture.  

All purchases come nicely wrapped in a gift box.


If you have questions about the item listed, please send me a message.  I answer promptly.


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