I created Morning Song for the art show, Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts in 2015. Inspired by the ag theme, I used this incredible white leghorn rooster bead by Joy Munshower as the focal.
Reds and rose gold highlight the splendor of this gorgeous, cocky guy. On one side of the necklace is braided wire and on the other, scrolled wire that represents his morning song.
The necklace has a fancy bail and cute, square jump rings–all in hand-forged sterling silver. The chain is matte, lead-free costume chain and accented with pink Lucite beads.
The back is finished with vintage glass beads. As is common with necklaces my work, shepard’s staff clasp in the back with counterbalance to keep it centered and stay in position.
The rooster focal bead measures 2″ x 1 3/8″. The necklace is 20″ long, but can be adjusted to an inch longer (21″). Counter balance is 2 1/2″ at the back.