This winter I broke my own rule; the one that I am always advising people who buy my earrings not to do --- I wore a pair of earrings without the rubber keepers on the back. And sure enough, I lost one of the earrings by the time I got to work, never to be recovered.
So I took the remaining earring and made it into a necklace.
I utilized small beads of turquoise, ones that I got in LA last spring. They are individually worked on sterling, interspersed with sterling nuggets in a 3-2-1 pattern.
At the clasp, I decided to finish with a smokey quartz detail.
It is good that someone's beautiful handiwork did not go to waste simply because I was a dork. Now watch, that other earring will probably turn up.