In Greek mythology, dryads were nymphs, female nature spirits who inhabited oak trees; the name was then later applied to all tree spirits. I've captured this spirit in autumn and surrounded her in shades of delica beads in yellow, orange, copper, and soft matte bronze. The cabochon is hand-made by ceramicist Christine Hoffer of Beadfreaky. I bezeled the cabochon in seed beads, dragon scale beads, a gold seed pearl, and a Czech leaf bead that the sly nymph appears to have borrowed from a maple tree. The necklace dangles from a lampwork glass bamboo bead. It hangs from two strands of leather finished in 14K gold-filled end caps and fastens with a 14K gold-filled lobster clasp.
- Pendant: 3 x 1.75; Necklace: 20