Jenny is severely allergic to metal and until now, could not wear jewelry without consequences. So you can well imagine her delight when she not only created her first necklace but one she could actually wear.

Blue is her favourite colour. So in addition to the heart-shaped focal glass bead, she chose all sorts of seed beads in different shades of blue as well clear and black coloured beads for contrast. The black ones do pick up on the black leather cord used. The sliding knots mean that Jenny can put on and take off her necklace easily but more importantly, there are no metal clasps to trigger a reaction.

I too suffer from a metal allergy though not as badly as Jenny and have written a past post on metal allergies as well as the harmless skin discolourations that some encounter and how best to avoid them.

Beader design #168