I’ve had this beautiful, collectible silver and gold wash pendant, made by the Turkman people in Turkmenistan, for ages. It’s a genuinely old one, perfectly executed in a cut out pattern, inset with a table cut carnelian. You can see photos of similar in books on Turkmen jewelry. I was waiting for the perfect beads to complement it. Then I found these old olive coloured glass beads flung together on a piece of rope, in the deepest recesses of the Grand Bazaar in Turkey. Perfect.
Between each bead is a small brass spacer to enable the beads to move easily. To keep the cultural heritage, I also added a few smaller silver and gold wash Turkmen beads. I’ve ended the necklace with a an adjustable rope button hole and another Turkmen bead. The necklace can pop over your head, or be undone.
Length: 34 cm??adjustable
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. Dings and dents from their journeys are part of the charm. You will be the new custodian of a piece of wearable art, that has its own story. Imagine if these beads could speak.