The focal bead was handblown in Venice, Italy.
It is cube-shaped, drilled corner-to-corner and features swirled bands of transparent aqua and cobalt blue.
When the cobalt is seen through the aqua, a third colour -- peacock blue -- appears.
The play of colours suggests the iridescence of a dragonfly's wings; so I added the pewter dragonfly to make a pendant that drops nearly 3 inches below the strand.
I've used aqua and peacock 6mm round glass beads with an aurora boreale finish, and 8mm faceted cobalt glass beads to make the 22 inch strand.
The larger beads are spaced with black glass seed beads, and the strand closes with a floral-patterned pewter hook set.
Length and colour combo make this lovely necklace perfect for year-'round wear.
We're nothing if not versatile, here at SPARKLE PLENTY.
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