It’s What You Don’t Think You See That Matters, Actually
ON HOLD FOR L&S, PENDING PURCHASE
A vast assortment of colorshifting and not-colorshifting-but-looks-like it should glass and crystal on silver wire. This necklace is essentially a tribute to tricksters: many of the beads change color in different types of lighting, others just can’t quite make up their mind what color they are, and some of the beads that don’t shift were chosen to match the colors of the shifted states of other beads.
Most of the photos were taken under incandescent light; the majority of the colorshifting beads shift blue in fluorescent light but some go to green, and sunlight results in a few unexpected greys and pinks. But really - this is a trickster necklace. On purpose.
Can be adjusted to any length between 16 and 22 inches; please specify desired length in notes at checkout. Longer sizing will taper down to a narrow ornamented neckvine in the back.
Take a look at what the beads do under different kinds of lighting in this video!
My silver wire is .999 fine silver over a copper core, encased in a durable clear enamel coating. (My gold, bronze, rosegold, and copper wires also have the clear enamel coating, unless otherwise specified.) I have been using this wire since I began making jewelry in 2003, because it is extremely non-reactive - people with metal allergies can wear it! - and it does not tarnish. It is also easier for me to manipulate than solid sterling wire, which allows me to hand-sculpt it into the intricate fwooshiness of my trademark style despite the extensive hypermobility caused by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
In the interest of being environmentally friendly, I keep my packaging as minimal as possible while still protecting the contents. Most orders are shipped in small kraft boxes inside bubble mailers, with items packed together whenever possible rather than using a single box for each piece of jewelry in an order. (Gift bags are available!) Larger items are usually shipped wrapped in tissue paper in a Priority Mail box.
I am transitioning away from using packing slips or other paper inserts; while many small businesses like mine routinely include handwritten thank you notes in every order, I feel it is more environmentally responsible to express my appreciation for your patronage via email rather than contributing to the contents of your recycling bin!