This long necklace contrasts the refined granulation on my silver bead with the ancient, worn look of two beautiful blue Pre-Columbian sodalite cylinder beads and ancient clear quartz round beads. The soft blue of the sodalite beads, along with the bright clarity of the quartz, creates a peaceful quality, and the satiny finish of the sodalite is calming to touch and wear.
My central silver bead is granulated in a pattern that reminds me of a kaleidoscope, the complex patterns emerging from the layout shifting depending on what angle the bead is viewed from.
I’ve also accented this necklace with my textured silver ring charms. These charms add movement and interest, and also make a soft, ringing sound when their wearer moves. The word “charm” comes from the Latin root word for a song or verse, and also denotes enchantment or magical action through sound. In many ancient cultures, little bells and noisemakers are said to both ward off evil and draw in positive energies and entities such as faeries, “charming” them with the same pleasing sounds their music is said to make.