Type of item: Accessory
Swarovski Ravolis, Fresh-water pearls, metal findings and gold-filled clasp
What was your inspiration?
After mastering the art of beading netting for Ravolis, my curiosity inspired me to see how they would look clustered, with various sizes in one piece. The "off-set", rather than "even" look also intrigued me; therefore, I placed three Ravolis, two 10mm and one 8mm, on one side of the necklace and a single Ravoli, one 10mm, on the other side to balance the piece. Ravolis can easily be used in multiples such as bracelets and earrings.
What are you most proud of?
The color combination is fresh and fun to wear. I think because the pink is more on the Raspberry side, rather than pale pink, it "pops" and is an eye-catcher. Also, the necklace seems to work better as an asymmetrical and "off-center" piece. I think it adds much more interest and style.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
When creating a creation such as this one, auditioning it first on a beading board, or, as I use as board of Styrofoam, covered with a light velveteen, before attaching the strands and double strands of pearls. Taking a picture and studying the "look" before making the final attachments also instills a sense of balance for the length and look.