As again my mom’s birthday came just too soon, I had just one idea for her present: a handmade pearl necklace.
To make her this time a pearl jewel with a loooooots of pearls, as I have seen many in the shops in these days, I tried a new approach to the matter:
I took a nice light chain and started to add pearls to it with a thin silver wire. And oh, it took hours… Sometimes it felt as if I hadn’t done anything because the necklace looked the same as when beginning my session. To each single ring of the chain I added about ten pearls, so it is a loooot of pearls.
With the time I felt that the chain was also getting heavier also I used light wax pearls, so I decided that I would add pearls only on the part, which is really seen and let some part of the beautiful silver chain free of pearls. This would also help that the pearls would not tear on my mom’s long hair.
In order to make the necklace more interesting I used pearls different in size and colour. Mostly I used pearls in different shades of white, but sometimes I added also a light blue or pink one.
In the end it looked like this:
My mom called me after her birthday and said that she really liked it but unfortunately the mail had obviously been shaken so badly that many pearls had come of.
If you make this kind of pearl necklace, please check the chain that the links are well closed and that the pearls are not too firm together to avoid them breaking off during transportation.
The beauty of this necklace comes also from the fact that it changes slightly all the time. The pearls fall to a different place nearly every time as they are not too firm together. When they are able to move,the necklace also is not too stiff. I also recommend to end the pearl line on every side with having less and less pearls per link, so that it is not a too harsh ending where the chain itself comes into sight.