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I designed this necklace for a "Mystery" themed challenge for the Etsy Beadweavers Team June of 2012. My inspiration was my love of English "cozies" - the Agatha Christie type of mysteries where everything is cleverly worked out, all the details are wrapped up, the bad guy gets carted off to jail, and you're left feeling satisfied and comforted. The focal cabochon is clear domed glass over a copy of an old London map (Fleet Street crossing the center). The small cabochons on either side cover bits of tea-stained paper with smeared writing (and I shan't tell you what I wrote!) The key is an old iron key that I picked up during my one and only trip to London around 15 years ago and have been carrying around ever since. And of course, the two red glass teardrops indicate the very discrete and shocking drops of blood that will appear in a cozy!

The herringbone-stitched cord is 20.5 inches, has a toggle clasp, and an extra red teardrop in the back at the clasp so that it will show gracefully if you wear your hair up. The necklace is long enough to be worn over a turtleneck or sweater. The cord is actually removable from the focal piece, so that if you wished to wear it shorter on occasion, you could use a velvet ribbon or any other type of cord of choice. The focal piece hangs 5 inches.

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The English Cozy

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: seed beads, glass, cabochons, key, shell, fire polished
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 15 reviews
  • Favorited by: 30 people