Moonlight and Shadows
freeform peyote, Gin Blossom focal by Jeannie Dukic, hardware washers, pressed glass & seed beads,
metal button closure
My last design from 2012 takes it's cue from Steampunk and Victorian designs,
at once both feminine and delicate, and industrial in feel. Featuring Jeannie's black and silver
Gin Blossom focal. I worked with three different types of silvered beads:
opaque metallic reminding me of hematite, transparent silver lined with sky blue and slightly larger beads
(gotta love the consistent sizing!) that have the sheen of hematite, but are semi-transparent.
Also worked with shiny opaque black Czech seed beads, opaque matte black Japanese seed beads and an
assortment of Chinese crystals in blacks and silvers. Very international!
Designed as a short, collar-length necklace, the blue-lined silver beads reminded me of strands of moonlight,
and well you can see where the name came from, from there.