… to pretend they are pearls. Look how they line up, taking themselves seriously. I don’t know which ones are the worst, the fake pearls or the glass beads, with their irregular, sharp corners.
Fake and sharpness joining forces, to give a gorgeous glimmer for around the neck.
I found the square shaped glass beads in a small shop in Barcelona, many years ago (I think somewhere on my way from Las Ramblas towards the MACBA, but am not sure).
Beads are not really “my thing”. I want to work with metal, or if not metal, with yarn or textile. I even wonder how those small glass beads caught my attention in the first place, because when you see them in that little plastic bag, they look… not very interesting at all. They don’t try to convince you to anything, really. What was I thinking?
Well, they turn out to show off pretty well when they get to reflect the light. I enjoyed working on this non-metal necklace. It was an unexpected distraction from my metal work. Perhaps the Daily bread necklace from earlier this year was a sparkle of some sort.