Danger Zone Necklace, 27 inches
Hand forged, textured and antiqued brass with dense clusters of brilliantly coloured beads of European Glass, Austrian Crystal, Fire Polished Glass, Garnet, Pearl, Carnelian Agate and Molded Glass.
Length ~ 27 inches
To give you a fair warning...you're in the "Danger Zone"...power and passion are the attributes of the colour red, so prepare for adventure. Whether your design is extravagantly complex, or simply elegant, it embodies the desire for the exotic and the extraordinary.
As Honica crafts these designs in red, she pays assiduous attention to detail. To work the metal, she uses hand and electric tools. She shapes, tumbles, punches cleans, cuts, hammers, textures, antiques, satin-brushes and coats the brass forms. Then she is ready to complete the composition. She has collected a huge variety of beads in the flame-hot hues of scarlet, crimson, ruby, cherry, and wine reds. She pays particular attention to shape and texture, so that transparent 'jewels' drop like ripe fruit, and light dances on smooth polished surfaces.
Subtle and understated? Never in red!
Garnet is believed to have derived from the Latin granatum, meaning pomegranate and referring to its deep red coloured seeds. Garnet has been used in jewellery since ancient times and was thought to have great curative powers, protecting the wearer from harm. It is believed that Garnet energises the emotions, promoting confidence and strength of character.
Garnet is also the birthstone for January, symbolising eternity and truth.