Here are photos of some necklaces I made a while ago which I've just been reunited with.
This is the last one I made and is my favourite. I actually made it for my mum for Christmas but I think it's a bit heavy and extreme for her! It's made of red coral - ethically sourced I'm led to believe - and it's really very long. The white beads are sparkly and give it a bit of a glam edge. The big sticks of coral remind me of chillis!
This is a little neat necklace that I often wear when I go to visit clients - it's business-y enough to wear with a shirt but the glass gold beads brighten suits up a treat. Again I used the red coral pieces to punctuate it.
I wear this one most. It's large turquoise pendants all the way roumd with coral chips and sparkly beads. Looks nice with a white dress or shirt but again is very heavy! Also because the coral circles all the way round, it scratches your neck and I usually end up getting frustrated and take it off half way through the day!
I also collected boxes and boxes of stones, findings and all the paraphanalia that goes with it. Ivan might be coming home to a big mess of beads all over the bed and floor........