I don't often have "names" for my pieces but the name Midnight Dreaming came to me quite naturally for this necklace.
Having some gorgeous faceted Onyx on hand I had the idea of forming semi circles of Snowflake Obsidian around each bead. My original idea was them to wire wrap a piece of sterling silver wire and then tightly wrap that around the top half of each Onyx bead. Having worked along the row of beads with the wire I decided it needed a bit more "on top" to better balance with the Snowflake Obsidian. So I brought the wire back along the row of beads, this time forming larger arches over the beads. The finishing touch was then to loosely wrap another single strand of wire around the arches just formed and to join in a jet Swarovski crystal between each arch.
For the chain I thought it would be more effective to continue the Snowflake Obsidian and jet Swarovski crystals into the chain rather than just having the silver. So the chain is made up of S links joined with alternating links of Snowflake Obsidian and jet Swarovski crystals.
Would love to see your comments on this piece.