Alice Macdonald - Necklaces of Green Hues
The Indian goddess Lakshmi bestows abundance and beauty. It is my wish that this necklace should make you feel the same. On warm copper wire the shimmering stones of green Kyanite are paired with green freshwater pearls. This is a set of necklace and matching earrings.
In Gaelic the name Aisling means inspiring vision. The palest wisps of color in this necklace are like the moment of inspiration. On bright gold plated wire I have included pale green fluorite, green opals and white opals (with some inner fire). This is a set of necklace and matching earrings.
The warmth of an antique tapestry woven with love hanging by a fire on an autumn evening is the feeling that I want to capture in this necklace. Dark copper wire is woven with vesuvianite (serpentine from Mt Vesuvius), freshwater pearls and cherry amber. This is a set of necklace and matching earrings.
A beverage favored by victorian visionaries, poets and artists was called Absinthe, or the green faerie. It was a liquor known for its vivid green color. I, of course, adore that the realm of Faerie was invoked. This necklace is crocheted and woven out of antiqued silver wire and the gem is hydro quartz (quartz colored with heat) in a breathtaking forest green color. This is a set of necklace and matching earrings.
The Gaelic name Etain means passion or bright and shining. One aspect of the tale of Etain is that she is a faerie woman turned to a butterfly or dragonfly. This necklace on antiqued brass wire is fashioned with bright green peridot and sparkling citrine. It is my hope that this necklace brings a ray of bright sunshine to any day. This is a set of necklace and matching earrings.
In Aurthurian legend the mystical figure of Merlin was enchanted by the nymph Nimue, some say she was the lady of the lake. The stones in this necklace are a very deep green dyed labradorite. The usual flashes of color that occur in labradorite are enhanced and the stones have the appearance of a deep green pool of water. The wire used is a very dark antiqued silver. This is a set of necklace and matching earrings.