by Linda Blatchford.
(Chicagoland, Illinois USA)
I purchased the cape amethyst spikes and round gemstones from a destash group on Facebook.
I lined it up and added purple freshwater pearls from my stash. When I received the gemstones, originally I designed the necklace to sell, with 5 spikes, but when I wore it (testing the strength), it was too much for the design.
So, I changed the design to be 3 cape amethyst spikes and added a few more pearls to lengthen the necklace because I like them a little longer than a choker.
I still have some more gemstones and can’t decide if I’m going to make a different style to sell or not (yet).
I’m a huge purple fan and when I wore it after the redesign, I knew that it would be mine … that I couldn’t give it up. It’s on my website, but people at shows think it’s a little heavy.