Seven old silver niello pendants from the south of Morocco are the perfect weight for this glowing strand of ancient Baltic Amber, found in an antique shop in Istanbul. Two old Yemen cornerless cube beads, from the silversmiths of Yemen, ??give weight to the front.
At the back are four rare old silver studded black coral beads. The necklace ends in a some clear African seed beads, a plait and my signature bead studded tassels, which tie in an adjustable toggle with an old silver Yemen bead.
As with all my creations, this is a unique, individual, one off that took me hours and hours to get just right. I collect all my components by scrabbling in souks and hessian bags and dusty shops for the most unique treasures my dealers can part with. All my pieces have little dings, dents, and signs of wear from their global journeys and age, which add to their charm. You will be the new custodian of a piece of wearable art, that has its own story. Imagine if these beads could speak.