Simple Sophistication

This necklace is reversible. Now I will run off on a tangent…

Do you know the work of Marlene Hausner? She is a clothing designer from Massachusetts and her line is called “Cut & Paste” Well, she makes these amazing vests and jackets out of the most wonderful textiles (great colors and a multitude of textures.) They have all of these tags and widgets hanging off that allow you to wear them in a whole bunch of different ways. All of her jackets are reversible and I am her biggest fan.

I have one of her sophisticated vests that coordinate with this necklace perfectly but I don’t want to hold out on you guys so it’s up for grabs. Ok, now that that’s off of my mind, I will talk about the necklace. This is a ¾” jasper bead that has a mostly olive side with a tad of black with white spots, the other side is a mottled design of black, white and gold. I’ve strung it on facetted black spinels and dark olive peridots, which are hard to find now but I got them a long time ago. The combination is to me, very NYC. It is strung just under 16.5” on a durable, flexible wire with a 14k gold spring ring clasp.