Maia: the minimalist teardrop shape necklace
I want to create a minimalist necklace that is great for everyday wear, something that is easy to carry, not over the top, and yet full of character and uniqueness. This is no easy task! I start with studying the shape of a round gemstone bead. Unlike faceted stones, you will see way more personality in gemstone beads since there are a lot more material involve. Each bead is not like the other, full of it's own character and that's why I fell in love with them. Then I ask myself how do I utilize gold in the most efficient and minimalist way? A delicate 14k gold ribbon gently wraps around the bead, and further elongate to the top transform into the bale of the pendant results in a classical teardrop shape.