I made this necklace before I left Singapore to go with my new classic shirt. A combo of czech faceted glass beads, large and mid sized silver Swarovski crystal pearls and Swarovski purple faceted glass beads with a sterling silver clasp.
13" to 16" Collar & Choker lengths should be comfortably close fitting, lying above the collar bone, or up on the neck.
17" to 19" The Princess length is probably the most common necklace seen in the graduated strand, although any style necklace can be made in this standard length, which rests beautifully just over the collar bone.
20" to 24" The Matinee is a lovely drape of beads most definitely on the chest, a length still sufficiently sportive to be worn for daytime activities, as opposed to the...
28" to 32"Opera length strand, which may drape extravagantly to one's mid-section or more: a necklace that adds opulence to one's most festive attire.
Over 45" The Lariat or Rope is a long string of beads, which can be looped, wrapped or draped, as one is inspired. What is the difference? A Rope may or may not have a clasp; a Lariat is an extraordinary length without a clasp.
I like to make my pearl necklaces long in the Opera style. I think they look more modern, they can be layered with other beads to make them look very contemporary or they can be doubled up to look more traditional. Very versatile.
Silver Swarovski Crystal Pearls 6mm diameter
90cm (35.5") in length with rhodium silver clasp
Wear it Opera style long or double up for 2 strands.