Purple Passion Silk and Feather Necklace / Headband Duo

by Tamara Robertson.
(Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)

Purple Passion Silk and Feather Necklace / Headband Duo by Tamara Robertson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Purple Silk and Feather Necklace/Headband Duo with Crystal Focal

The starting point for this piece was the beautiful large 1″ long crystal.

It was passed on to me several years ago by a friend who retailed crystal jewellery, but who wasn’t a jewellery artist.

It was an element in a piece of jewellery, but part of the back of the crystal broke off.

She gave it to me in case I could use it somehow.

I immediately decided to coat the broken back area with silver glitter, which I thought gave a pretty artistic look to the crystal.

It then sat with my supplies until recently.

Purple Passion Silk and Feather Necklace / Headband Duo by Tamara Robertson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I had placed it beside a few purple feathers, in my box of jewellery bits that were purple-toned, thinking that I might use them with the crystal.

But recently I added a little purple silk scarf to that box, and then I saw what I wanted to do with this piece!

I knotted the scarf, to give a beaded texture to it, and glued the crystal and the feathers to a bit of purple suede, then attached it to the scarf.

I added a few rhinestones for a bit more sparkle.

The rhinestones are actually clear, not golden the way they look in the pictures (I couldn’t figure out how to change the colour of those without altering the rest of the colours so they weren’t accurate).

Purple Passion Silk and Feather Necklace / Headband Duo by Tamara Robertson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I realized that the scarf was just the right length to either tie at the back of the neck as a necklace, or tie as a headband.

The crystal focal is slightly to the side either way.

It’s very light-weight and comfortable to wear.

I’m glad to finally have done something with this beautiful crystal!

Tamara Robertson

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Comments

  1. I love those colors! And what a clever way to use a scarf!

  2. Thank you, Dorothy! 🙂

  3. Gorgeously rich colors, Tamara, and such an elegant finished piece! This necklace / headband duo is definitely a statement piece – and it’s nice that it’s comfortably lightweight, which statement pieces often aren’t. 🙂 I love how your creations evolve as the components show up and put themselves next to each other – and then your artistic eye makes it all happen!

  4. Thank you, Rena! 🙂 . I do love this rich purple. I found the colour of purple, and the colours in the crystal, very difficult to photograph, to get them true. They still aren’t totally accurate, but it was the best I could do, even with my computer editing. You’re right that statement pieces are often quite heavy. That’s definitely become one of the reasons I like working with the materials that I work with, although I didn’t realize this at the outset.

    Storing my components (bits of all kinds of things) in little containers by colour, of colour groupings, really does help me to put a piece together.

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