"The 60s!!!! When I think of the
1960s, Woodstock, Hippies, and bold colored simply-designed jewelry come to
mind. I was trying to create a project based on the above but the muse was
just not speaking to me. I began to research costume jewelry and design from
the early to mid-60s and learned quite a bit! Rhinestones and Swarovski were
everywhere along with this wonderful metal mesh. There were many designers
who created wonderful designs for the general population and the runway.
Check out Hobe, Di Lillo, and Coppola e Toppo to name a few.
These designers were my inspiration for this
necklace. Different components are made to emulate the gold 'pillow' beads I
saw in many pieces, stones or crystals are bezeled with two different
techniques and joined with pieces of 'mesh' made with seed beads. The
necklace is named for one of my favorite actresses of the era – Audrey
Hepburn and the best jewelry collector of all time – Elizabeth Taylor."