A beautiful cluster of white pearls on a silk ribbon, these larger freshwater pearls are each about 10 mm x 7 mm and a triple strand of them creates an original focal point that's about 11" long. Linked with darker silver Czech glass beads to a textured, antique finish metal oval. A handmade black silk ribbon about 40" long makes this beautiful pearl cluster adjustable in how short or long you wish to wear it. Perfect statement necklace for summer, for a bride, for prom, for formal wear, business wear and even for fun.
The center front of the focal hangs down about 1 1/2". The freshwater white pearls are "rice shaped" and top drilled and have a beautiful luster.
I love pearls & collect them in many colors & sizes to make my pearl bib necklace design...I do not have too many listed right now, so please drop a note to ask about any color(s) you're interested in seeing. I can usually send photos within 24 hours for your consideration & can then create custom necklaces in singles and in multiples....my design has been featured in many weddings over the years & I'm easy to work with! Don't be shy ;-D
The bottom image here shows the same pearl bib made in bright silver instead of the darker, antiqued finish. This version is available as a separate listing in my studio available here http://www.etsy.com/listing/99715168/pearl-necklace-multistrand-bib-on-silk
See notes below about different ways to wear this WillOaks Studio original design.
Notes about WillOaks Studio Pearl Bib Necklaces:
I began to develop this bib design structure for pearls in 2011. Earlier versions used silver chain, crocheted silk chain, and beaded "chains" to hold this multistrand cluster of pearls.
I discovered and began to use artisan dyed handmade silk ribbons to secure them. I love this approach because the "cluster" can be beautifully worn at different lengths from a higher choker to a longer opera length. Since the handmade ribbons are around 40" long, when used double and tied in a knot or a bow, there are many different looks that can be achieved with these pieces. I have a number of different ribbon colors if black is not your preference--please contact me for more information via Etsy convo.
Because pearls are a natural, variable material and dye lots will vary and I often cannot get more a particular lot. So when they are sold out, that edition is usually complete.
The range of uses for these pieces is really exciting. Some examples include formal wear with a bow in the back over a sleeveless gown; with a bow tied on the side with a semi-formal top; as a kind of ascot under a blouse or button down shirt, peeking from between collar; tied long and loose over a turtleneck sweater and worn with jeans.
I've been a huge fan of pearls for many years so I don't think they need to be saved just for formal wear (although they are certainly perfect worn this way!) I love them with business suits, with dresses or with a blouse and jeans. And my bib design can be adjusted to handle different necklines so has the versatility to move from the board room to the dance floor! Enjoy!!
I am always hunting for new pearl colors and sizes so check back regularly!
See more pearl bibs listed here http://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=7631294 and more original WillOaks Studio jewelry designs here http://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio
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