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“Lochmere”, Three-strand Blueberry Necklace LARGE view

Three-strand Blueberry Necklace

This one-of-a-kind necklace was made by Elizabeth Johnson and features her handmade glass berries. It includes seventeen Blueberries in varying degrees of ripeness, spaced on the three strands so that they will drape gracefully when the strands are twisted together. The yellow strand consists of lemon-colored faceted Cubic Zirconia beads in drop and rondelle shapes. The blue strand is made of natural Iolite faceted rondelles interspersed with 14K gold round beads, and the green strand is made of dark olivine-colored faceted Cubic Zirconia drop beads. For strength, the necklace is constructed on 49-strand beading wire, double-crimped and finished with 14-karat gold findings. Overall length 18 inches. Total length when twisted is about 16 inches.

"Lochmere" can be worn either untwisted or twisted. To twist, dangle the necklace vertically from one clasp and let the strands straighten out. Continuing to hold vertically, grasp the lower clasp with your other hand and twist the ends in opposite directions until you have added the number of twists you find attractive. Then hold the necklace horizontally and give a little shake to encourage the berries to dangle downward. Wear and enjoy!

To clean this necklace, wet your hands and lather them with some liquid hand soap. Use your fingers to distribute the soap throughout the necklace, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry on a clean terrycloth towel.

This necklace was sold by Pismo Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.

Image by Elizabeth Johnson, April 24, 2009

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