So I got to thinking about all the necklaces I have made over the years from tiles and thought I would post them.
I am happy to say that my picture taking skills have improved over the years. I apologize for the quality of these images- some of them are pretty bad!
It all began when a customer of mine bought 4 beautiful tiles that looked like dichroic glass. They were small for tiles, but big for jewelry. About 3" across. There were 2 gold ones and 2 blue ones. She wanted me to design and make necklaces with these. First, the gold ones:
It was quite a challenge. Not only did I need to design the necklaces around square tiles, but they all needed to be quite different in style. Next I tackled the blue tiles:
|bad picture, but my favorite of the necklaces!|
Well, the customer was so happy with these, that she presented me with 2 more tiles!! These were beautiful sculptured tiles, but much thicker and heavier than the first ones.
These tiles would have been pretty expensive if you were tiling a whole bathroom! But not so bad for a focal in a necklace.
Done with the commissions, I decided to do some necklaces with tiles of my own. This one is made with 1" square tiles:
And this one I made with a ceramic tile that I sand blasted to get the design:
So there you have it! Maybe my next post will be some of the other unusual things I have beaded around. My husband always says, "If it sits still, she'll bead around it!"