A younger generation of a long-time heishi-making family, Janice was also a valued member of our staff. She likes to use this laborious, pre-historic jewelry technique in a contemporary vein, as she did here. Fifteen strands (15!) of iridescent little disks of yellow mother of pearl vary in intensity of hue, ranging from buttery cream to sunny gold. The necklace is dainty and ladylike, instead of historically correct – that is, chunky and clunky. Tiny beads of sterling silver add sparkling highlights, here and there, so the lovely luminosity of the mother of pearl is interspersed with twinkling bits. Lightweight and adaptable, this beautiful piece can be worn loosely and draped, or twisted for a more tailored effect. The natural palette is also adaptable; it will look just as good with summer linen as winter wool, autumn tweed, or spring cottons. A necklace for all seasons, and delicious, no matter when.
Mother of Pearl, Sterling Silver