“A Walk in The Park” Necklace

by Nora.
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

“A Walk in The Park” Necklace by Nora  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

“A Walk in The Park” Necklace

I love making jewelry and I also enjoy taking photographs whenever I am out and about with my dogs. These outings usually take me to parks in the neighbourhood where the opportunity to snap nature photographs abound.

Lately I started experimenting with translating my photographs into jewelry pieces, mostly necklaces. I find these projects truly exciting and challenging and love the process so much I decided to add a “wearable Art” line to my jewelry.

“A Walk in The Park” Necklace by Nora  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Details of the necklace with Wenge Wood spacers, “berries” clusters with “snow”

It snowed that morning and the snow was still fluffy and bright. Although very familiar to me, this park always takes on a different feel at the beginning of winter. Coming upon a wild mountain ash tree, I noticed the beautiful clusters of red berries capped with snow and stopped to take a photograph. That photo inspired the “Walk in The Park” Necklace.

I like that this necklace is bold and has “substance”, even though it is a five rows necklace it is still very wearable but definitely not for the faint of heart! in my opinion it is not a “statement” piece but definitely a conversation one!

“A Walk in The Park” Necklace by Nora  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Side by side photograph of the Necklace and the inspiration photograph

Gemstones: Matte frosted Agate, Montana Agates, Tiger Eye, Rock Crystal chips, faceted Red Garnet. The separators are hand cut in Wenge Hardwood.

I am excited to share with you my “Walk In The Park” necklace in a side-by-side format with the photograph that inspired it. I do hope you like it!

“A Walk in The Park” Necklace by Nora  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

“A Walk in The Park” Necklace

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  • Stunning, Nora! And it’s fascinating to hear how each part was inspired. I especially enjoyed seeing the finished necklace next to photo of the actual walk in the park that day.

  • Joanne Kane says:

    Very beautiful and creative piece. I love that you provided the picture of your inspiration and show how you translated that into a fabulous necklace.

  • Rita says:

    Like it? I LOVE IT! This is a beautiful necklace,and although it’s not how I design typically, I really appreciate that you took the time to explain your process. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece of art, and good luck with the new wearable line.

  • Nora says:

    Thank you Rena,
    I think that adding the picture help in folliwing the design idea. Thank you so much for your encouraging comments.

  • Vicki Entrekin says:

    Nora, stunning necklace. Thank you for your Inspironal photo showing your process. You did an excellent interpretion of the outdoors. Well done!! 👏🏼👏🏼❤️

  • LuElla in Toledo says:

    Nora, another gorgeous creation! I’m currently putting together a “Community Art Gallery” where I work for our staff to show their unique talents! The side-by-side of necklace and nature would be absolutely perfect to frame!!! It truly is a beautiful piece!

  • Nora, I love the contrast of the piece especially the creativity of the gem mix. Love it!

  • Melissa says:

    Hi Nora, I love your work and the display of the inspiration photo next to the necklace… I may have Canadanian winters on the mind because I just finished (gobbled) the latest Louise Penney, but this evoked all the good feelings of Three Pines, as well…

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