Why the name "Akoya"? The name I give to each of my designs is always chosen with special care. I usually do some online research looking for inspiration or something that can relate to the design before definitely naming it.
This particular pendant remind me of a kind of capsule containing and protecting a pearl, like a shell or oyster. So, with this in mind, I came across the Japanese Akoya oysters. The Akoya oysters produce popular high-quality pearls in rich colours and brilliant lustre. They are used to make beautiful jewellery all over the world.
List of materials used:
- 6mm dark purple Preciosa Ornela pearls;
- chalkwhite blue grey ceramic look khéops by Pucca;
- red copper mat minos by Pucca;
- 8/0 light caramel ceylon Miyuki seed beads;
- 11/0 turquoise blue opaque Miyuki seed beads;
- 11/0 galvanized wine Miyuki seed beads;
- 10mm cream Preciosa Ornela pearl;
- beading needle size 10;
- beading thread.