Downton Abbey 40 Inch Red and Gold Necklace
The ladies on the television series, "Downton Abbey" wear many extra-long beaded necklaces, and since I was inspired by them to make this necklace, I am naming it my "Downton Abbey" design.
The beads included are made one-by-one, under the flame, in Venice, Italy, and are referred to as "lampworked beads", made of the finest Murano Glass.
The beads are:
- Large red teardrops with 24 Karat Gold Foil inside, 26mmx12mm
- Small red discs with 24 Kt. Gold Foil, approximately 17mm, called "Lentils", that I helped design in the "Miro" pattern; paying homage to the artist, Juan Miro
- Small red discs with 24 Karat Gold foil inside, called "Lentils", 17mm, with a black "V" pattern.
The long necklace has gold, tubular shaped, seed beads, red faceted crystals, gold bead caps, and a gold filled toggle clasp.
I made the necklace extra long, 40 inches (101.60cm.), so that you can either wear it as a long single strand, or you can also wear it as a shorter double strand "wrap" necklace.