I actually have “lawyer pearls,” or at least what I imagine is the East Coast-approved version of jewelry for a Serious Lawyer. They were my great-grandmother’s, brought back from Hawaii by my grandfather as a gift. (Mom has a matching set: her mother’s. And this is me wearing them, on the day I was sworn in.)
More, after the jump.
But, let’s face it! I live in California and I can get away with a hell of a lot more – at least when it comes to jewelry and the barest flash of a colored top underneath my boringly-colored suits and tasteful shoes.
So…my Dad bought me these beautiful turquoise apatite beads… and I had some freshwater pearls from a necklace design I came up with at age 8, with my grandma (did I mention Grandma grew up less than a mile from where I ended up living for law school? No? Small and awesome world)…
What’s a girl to do, but string up something tasteful and turquoise? But, of course, I had to funk it up a little with a decorative clasp I found on Etsy.
And that’s what I made.
I love apatite. It’s naturally clear turquoise (or equally awesome… lime green!). I love freshwater pearls – they echo the shape of the apatite. And I love a nice, simple necklace that goes with everything.
Strung on tiger tail and spaced with iridescent clear seed beads.