I absolutely adore Stephanie Sersich -- not only is she incredibly talented, with a sense of color and texture that I can only dream to aspire to, but she's gracious and giving, teaching tons of people each year her signature technique.
I finally got around to making a necklace in her style -- I'd adapted it in the past but was never really happy with the results. I still adapated the ending -- instead of using a button closure, I made two tiny loops so I can attach a standard clasp and extender chain. The bad thing about these babies is that if you use the button closure, you're stuck with just one size.
This necklace is made with one of Stephanie's lampwork glass starfish, and I then mixed up a bowl of Bead Soup, full of healthy glass and vintage lucite beads, and started working. It took HOURS. Two days, actually, because I can't work on this sort of thing non-stop or I get blisters and tunnel vision.
The result is not for the shy. It's loud, and it's bold, and it's bright. But how can you not be happy wearing something like this? This is a necklace that says, "Yep, I'm living life and I'm tickled pink about it." It's a necklace that makes a statement, and it's up to you to decide what that statement IS.
I readily agree it's not for everyone. But if you love it, I just put it on my Etsy store -- not inexpensive, due to the amount of work that went into it and the very expensive glass bead, but boy is it worth it. NO ONE in the WORLD will have this, ever ever ever.