Río de Rosas, or River of Roses, is a special one-of-a-kind custom necklace featuring 251 beads plus a beautifully faceted rose quartz briolette. Well over half of the beads used in this necklace are 1X1mm or less, so stringing this necklace was an intense effort!
Perfectly symmetrical, each side of the necklace has 47 iridescent iris blue Delica® glass seed beads, 10 turquoise rounds, 20 blue turquoise and blue howlite chips, 20 rose quartz chips, 23 pieces of tiny hand-faceted Karen Hill Tribe silver beads (which are at least 97% pure silver), and four rose quartz rondelles. Three tiny iris blue seed beads complete the rhodium-plated clasp and closure for an added personal touch. Adding flourish and interest to the rose quartz briolette is a swag of turquoise beads on sterling silver hardware, upcycled from a pair of earrings I no longer wear. I love how the colors interact in this little space and throughout the necklace, and I hope its future owner will love it too!
|closeup of seed beads & Hill Tribe silver|
|close up of rose quartz briolette and turquoise swag|