I do a lot of cluster-style earrings using trade beads from Ilha de Moçambique, but had never done necklaces or bracelets for some reason. A friend asked me to do a custom order cluster set using traditional materials, and it set off a series of pieces in similar styles. I just did one in red with garnets and carnelian for a friend, but neglected to take photos. Thankfully I see her all the time and can remedy that easily.
Custom order: set with freshwater pearls (white, pink and champagne colors), mother of pearl, stardust 14k goldfill beads, swarovski crystals on sterling silver chain.
Another custom order: chain necklace with a hammered sterling silver ring, stick pearls, swarovski crystals and a white pearl accent. Cluster bracelet in cool gray tones: labradorite, silver and peacock freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals on sterling silver chain.
Purple cluster set: earrings and bracelet with bright amethyst, lavender amethyst, swarovski crystals, czech glass and purple/pink freshwater pearls on sterling silver chain.
This was a custom order in which the client liked an existing earring design I do (clusters of peridot and pearls with a yellow quartz focal bead), and wanted a matching necklace. I love how this turned out! The necklace features freshwater pearls, yellow quartz, peridot, green swarovski pearls, and mother of pearl on silver chain.
I confess, I was very tempted to keep this set for myself!