Artists often work in series and I’m no exception.
The idea for this crystal beaded bracelet depicting the 23rd Psalm, using a different colored bead to represent the idea behind every line:
Led to this idea for a boho style Psalm 23 bracelet:
Which in turn started me thinking about a designing a necklace, something using the same colors but with smaller, more beads.
As a young girl, my favorite was an Add-a-pearl necklace I wore each year on my birthday, with a new pearl for every year:
The 3 mm beads are lovely, but not bold enough to create a contrast in colors. I kept looking and these rondelles caught my eye.
A rondelle bead is one that is round and flat. They are used as spacers between larger beads and as accents. I think these beauties can work well all by themselves.
After much experimentation, I ended up with two different styles for the Psalm 23 necklaces. The first uses sparkly faceted crystal rondelles:
The second is a smooth rondelle version with beads of various sheens:
Each necklace is 17 inches long, but has an extender and can be lengthened up to 20 inches. More photos and information are found in my etsy shop, MaryClareArt.etsy.com.