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Hoo Donut  Mystery Collar

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The Hoo Donut? necklace was inspired by both my love of mysteries and my love of puns. The central theme is in the focal pieces of the necklace --the Laura Mears porcelain owl (Hoo) and the lovely dichroic donut (Donut--the alleged favorite snack of cops) with a question mark embroidered on metallic backing matreial at the bottom. The mystery is set, as they often are, on a dark and stormy night with sleet (crystal clear bugles) cutting through the deep purple clouds. Lightning, Swarovski red magma three branch crystal coral, is just beginning to form still high in the clouds on either side of the owl, the flashes illuminating the poisonous skull and crossbones sign (surrounded by little white eyeballs) on one side, while casting it into the shadows on the other side. Candle-flames, the ghost lights known in Wales as Tolleith--mysteriously bob in mid-air, heralding violent death (mwahahah). These were suggested by the little opal tear drop cabs (they may be glass or triplets but they look quite convincingly opal to me). Surrounding the entire mystery are the red herrings that always make a conclusion so puzzling and send the detective on a wild goose chase. The large red magma Swarovski crystal fish form the major red herrings while the strap is interspersed with the smaller. And of course, their red color can make them look, at a distance, as if they are sparkling drops of bluuuuuud. I think this would be perfect for an awards banquet at a murder mystery convention.
The strap is strung red magma crystal fishes, some pretty vintage ceramic beads recoated in the Czech Republic,copper coated glass spacer beads, purple seed beads, copper toggle clasp and varigated stone beads of purple sea sediment. I made the strap long to fit myself but it can easily be shortened to suit the buyer. The main body of the necklace, from the bale to the tip of the bottom fish, is 9" long. In the middle, it is 7" long with a six inch opening and a total 8"

Hoo Donut Mystery Collar


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: seed beads, bugle beads, opal tear drop cabs, Swarovski red magma corals, Laura Mears owl, dichroic glass donut, Swarovski red magma fish 18mm and 12 mm, resin skull and crossbones
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