A delicate collar of tiny Czech glass beads, accented with floral paisley motifs and centred with a detailed lotus tag, all in sterling plated pewter. The necklace closes with floral beads and a hook clasp.
The necklace hangs in a flattering, easy to wear collar shape reminiscent of norse torcs.
Necklace measures 16" long or 41cm.
These beaded Drápa strands are inspired by old Norse skaldic poetry-- long stanzas accented with refrains at intervals. In making these meditative strands, I have gone back to my roots as a poet as well as my earliest necklace designs based on the careful, rhythmic stringing of beads.
The paisley design is named after the Scottish town of Paisley, famous for its patterned shawls manufactured there in the 19th century that featured this motif, but of course they are an ancient symbol of Persian origin-- resembling a fig, this floral motif was a symbol of long life.
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped with lavender and Scottish heather.