This necklace was inspired by the Suge Avery character from the movie, “The Color Purple”. It is made up of several layers of deeply etched brass tubes which reflect the troubled layers her character possessed. The faceted crystal stones, potato pearls, mother of pearl shell beads and amethyst chips creates a halo that enhances the centerpiece and the sentiment of the necklace. The pendant is a sugilite stone (of the jasper family). It was a joy to make this necklace as I simply did freehand measurements to make multiple nesting layers for this necklace through the use of gold tigertail wire.
There wasn’t any rhyme or reason to the order of the beads, I just let it flow.