Take the necklace and bracelet above. Simple stringing. What sets it apart in my mind is using graduated sizes of the black crystals in the necklace and a gunmetal clasp to keep the muted ambiance.
The necklace is quite close, sitting high on the collarbone. Not quite a choker. I made these to go with a shirt I wear a lot during the winter, which has the same color combination.
I have no idea what the peachy/pink stones are, though they appear to be manufactured. Some sort of rock (quartz?) ground up and mixed with a binding agent, then pressed into lentil-shaped molds. They may have been drilled by hand, as not all the stones had a hole directly through the center.
The crackle of the stones contrasts nicely with the shininess of the crystals.
Something creative finally accomplished this week. Woohoo!