Lock it Away, Hide the Key

I discovered that if you play around with something long enough, and you think it through (sometimes out loud with a friend (thanks Lynn!) You can finally end up with a successful end product. This necklace did not start out this long. It kept getting longer and longer as I was putting it together and then Lynn mentioned that LONG is IN now...

so I rolled with it. I included some fringe chain from Ad Adornments (this is the last of it, and I'm looking forward to ordering more!), a Key link from Melanie at Earthenwood Studio, an antique key, Some Vintaj Brass chain and scarab charm, a little filigree, a brass wheel, and lampwork glass disc from Blue Seraphim.
I was inspired by this color palette of deep red with black and white by the necklace that Melanie submitted with her article in Beadwork magazine that's on stands now.