I get my inspiration from many places. Sometimes it is very clear where the inspiration comes from. Other times not so much. Usually, the beads you find will "speak" to you. Often just moving beads around on your work table will just fall together and say : "I'm a new piece - just put me together"
Well, this necklace's "inspiration" is not like that at all. I saw it on a web site. Often bead suppliers offer ideas for necklaces, bracelets. The object, of course, is to show how their beads and other supplies can be used. Normally when I see such a suggestion, I do not make it exactly as shown. But this time I did. Part of the appeal, for me anyhow, was that this is something different than I usually make. I can see other possibilities with the design, specifically using leather cord for part of the necklace. The oval shaped bone beads are combined with Swarovski crystals and some silver plated bead caps. The caps have a different shape and hold the bone beads flat. It is about 18 inches long and looks nice with casual clothes. (I may have to buy a new shirt to go with it ;-) but really it looks great with several I already have.
The supplier, by the way, is Auntie's Beads and their web site is http://www.auntiesbeads.com/. Check them out. They have some nice things.