I am usually a very monochromatic kind of person - I rarely like to mix my colours. For some unknown reason, I just love this necklace! It contains so many different colours and seems to go together in a way that makes me feel happy every time I choose to wear it.
All of these element are simple thrifted chains and beads that I have combined into what you see here.
My favourite colours are green and orange. (I have used a little orange, but green is not present in this creation at all). Somehow this combination of colours works for me, even though everything I have learned about colour tells me that these should not work well together. It's a mystery to me, but I love it anyway.
The inspiration for this piece were the colours of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
In Calgary, I often see Mounties wearing their red serge. And everyday, within a half hour drive, I can see crystal blue skies, scattered white clouds, green tree-covered mountains and waving golden fields of grain, - a colour palette that is about as far away from Mardis Gras as you can get!
I hope one day to wear this necklace to Mardi Gras.