Friday, January 31, 2014

Amethyst and Filigree Festoon Necklace

Hi Creative Friends!

When I saw this blog hop for Edwardian-style jewelry over on Beading Daily, I thought - this is right up my alley.
I'm a big fan of vintage jewelry including everything from the ancient Greeks and Egyptians to Renaissance to more modern Victorian and Art Deco. But, I especially like the intricate romantic Edwardian styles.  So, I designed an Amethyst and Filigree Festoon Necklace for the occasion. 

Amethyst and Filigree Festoon Necklace
Terry Ricioli

I think this is a very wearable Edwardian necklace.  It is certainly not as elaborate as some festoon necklaces, but it picks up some of the style with filigree, amethyst Czech glass and mauve glass pearls.

Here it is on a necklace form:

To read more about Edwardian jewelry and see another design I created, look here on the Cousin blog.  And, I've written and designed a book of my design impressions of vintage jewelry, Vintage Impressions Jewelry.  It's got a range of vintage styles with tidbits of historical information about Victoriana.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Creating!


  1. Has an almost Byzantine look to it. Nicely done.

  2. Gorgeous design. I'm slowly trying to learn some advanced techniques :) Going to check out the link. Thx!

  3. I gasped when I saw your necklace. It's beautiful, exceptional and striking. I'm so glad I found your blog through the blog hop.

  4. Thank you all for your very kind comments!