Saturday, August 8, 2009

Troy Necklace-Finished!

Actually, I finished this last Friday night to wear to Cirque Du Soliel on Saturday.

I wore it with a grape colored silk sheath dress and kept the rest of the jewelry fairly simple; a few gold bangles with gold, amethyst, & moldavite stud earrings.

This is one of the projects from "The Beader's Color Palette", by Margie Deeb.

Margie's Troy collar, done with topaz AZ Czech glass and pale gold metallic fire polish, is based on a gilt silver collar dating from about 2300 B.C.E. that was discovered in Troy.

I wonder who wore it. And where & why? Was it a gift?

Crazy me, I'm thinking of making another one, this time using Swarovski crystals in place of the fire polish. Since purples, violets, & pinks are my top-of-the-list favorites those are the colors I'm thinking of using.

I also need to find a box or something that is big enough to store this. I can't casually toss this in the jewelry armoire.


  1. It's gorgeous! I love the sound of what you wore it with, too. You must have been looking pretty stunning :)

  2. Thanks. I know you know what I'm talking about. It's always fun to watch people's heads turn to see what it is that I'm wearing.

    My favorite is the sideways peek; "I'm not going to look directly at her, so I'll strain my eyeballs trying to look out of the side, while turning my head just a fraction of an inch."