This gorgeous necklace, based on the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, was created of faceted carnelian beads in a variety of shapes and sizes and lots and lots of bright shiny Sterling silver. The necklace is 22-1/2 inches end to end, including the over-sized Sterling silver hook clasp.
The details: in Sterling, two 9mm, four 16mm, and ten 10mm beads. In faceted carnelian, two 27mm ovals, six 12mm rounds, and sixteen 10mm rounds. To refresh your memory, the Fibonacci sequence goes 1-1-2-3-5-8-13-21, etc., wherein each two numbers in succession add up to the next number in the series.
So who was Fibonacci and what is he doing on Ruby Lane. I'll answer the second part of the question first. He is here because one day I was reading about the Fibonacci sequence and wondered how it could be applied in the creation of jewelry. I take no credit for this. I looked up jewelry on the Internet and learned that someone was already doing it. It is simply a matter of following the numbers, remembering that the pendant and spacer beads don't count. (Why not, Connie?). Because that would mess up the design.
Leonardo Bonacci, known as Fibonacci and Leonardo of Pisa, among other appellations, roamed this earth some 500 years before the more widely known Leonardo da Vinci. A monastic soul, he spent countless hours in the gardens and woods near his home. During his walks, he became fascinated by the number and position(s) of leaves and flowers on a stem and began recording his findings. This ultimately led him to develop the numerical sequence which is called by his name today.
Thank you for taking the time for a short history cum math lesson while you are doing your shopping today.
P. S. The marks on the back of the pendant in one of the photographs are camera reflections only.