garnet wild geese

I bought a batch of cut garnet beads in December and have been pulling them out and petting them once in a while. Finally it became clear what they wanted to be and last week I made them into this necklace.

I’ve always made this version of the Wild Geese necklace in a choker length, but I just kept going until all I had left was a little pinch of beads.

These pictures really don’t do it justice; it’s slinky and luxurious and I’m enjoying playing with it, swishing it across the table. It makes a sound like the beach, which goes well with the heat wave we’ve been having.

7 Responses to “garnet wild geese”

  1. Barb Says:

    I can just see you playing with this. Fun…and lovely!

  2. Katy Says:

    Striking!! I can picture any number of celebrities on the red carpet wearing this! And great photos.

    I dreamt last night that a wild goose attacked me, actually. Not sure why I’m mentioning that here….

  3. Ellen Says:

    That is gorgeous!!!

    Do you ever think about the symbolism of various stones??
    I looked on the internet, and in general the garnet, is named after the pomegranate seed and has been used to enlighten, to bring healing, to illuminate the dark for travellers….

    I wonder what the garnet means to you…

    The Wild Geese neclace itself is such a beautiful idea itself, then in garnet…


  4. Kate Says:

    this is just lovely. So full of movement.

  5. Margaret Says:

    When I see things like this that require such precision of handwork, I feel humbled. Never in 10 lifetimes could I do something like that. Wow.

  6. Jenny Says:

    gahhh…of late, whenever i visit your blog, i always, always scroll down to look at this necklace. mmmm…

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