This collection of jewelry is based on three concepts: cup, bead, and cluster. They are the inspiration and the ideas I work within to define the line. The individuality of each bead inspires a relationship between a cup to adorn it, hold it, hide and reveal it. Silk thread and stainless steel wire are used to connect the bead cups and clusters in necklaces. The metal is 18k gold and sterling silver bi-metal, some of it blackened, with amethst, turquoise, carnelian, agate, and carved wood beads.