And here's a very simple and serene necklace -
Don't let the simplicity fool you though - this necklace packs a potent protective wallop - including a Troll Cross to protect you against (what else?) trolls! Wish I had known about these when I was still working in an office ... Hanging below the copper wire Troll Cross is a terra cotta Thai Buddhist amulet, a bead from a Buddhist prayer mala and a bone shield/evil eye cattle amulet from Ethiopia. With the creamy opal beads from Peru, we've covered 4 continents in 2 hemispheres.
This one is a triple tiered necklace that I'm going to test drive a little before I put it on Etsy. The bottom amulet is a very large (much larger than I expected because I am metrically challenged, as you may remember) Thai amulet made of low fired clay, stamped and gold-leafed. I sealed it with about a zillion coats of clear acrylic. I was originally going to make three separate necklaces so any of them could be worn individually or with other pieces, but having three different clasps at the back of the neck felt like it might be uncomfortable. The three chains come together on one clasp but my concern is that in storage, the necklace may become very very tangled. I'll have to see how that works out.