This piece reminded be of days gone by in the Victorian era. For that reason, I wanted to name it something Victorian. I searched out popular names of that time and found 'Hattie'. It seemed perfect. I do put time into naming items. They really have to sit well with me before I 'take the plunge' and commit. Sometimes this can take me a while.
In any case, 'Hattie' was born of a Vintage bullion made cabochon I found at one of my local shops. It is 'Made in India'. It is a medium shade of gray with gold bullion, pearls and red-orange silver lined beads. The center is garnet colored, not sure if a real garnet or not, but it did match beautifully with the real garnet stones that grace the top edging of the necklace. The cabochons is ornate in and of itself, so I thought I would keep it simple in design and color.
This piece actually took me much longer than 'it should have'. I couldn't decide on the strapping and too many of my things include a rope, so I came up with a new design in the process, keeping it also simple with 2 sizes of bone seed beads, bone colored fire polish crystals, garnets and drop beads.
The clasp is woven in a custom style into a peyote toggle with garnet tips and a peyote loop.
Hattie measures out at 18 1/2' in length, the strapping at 3/4" and the cabochon has a 2" diameter.
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