Tropical Treasure Necklaces
by Chris Rehkop.
The first necklace features beautiful colored shells that ‘spoke’ to me; they made me think of treasure found on a tropical island.
The 2nd necklace speaks of ancient times.
I used vintage Peruvian beads, bamboo coral, turquoise howlite and silver beads, and added a Mayan calendar pendant to complete the look.
I recently entered both pieces in a juried art show in my community (first time I’d done this); although my designs didn’t receive an award, at least they got public exposure.