This was inspired by the photograph of a 6thcentury BC necklace of Etruscan gold and Phoenician glass. I handmade the “protecting eye” beads and wish that the other beads were real gold, like the original. They’re not: I found them in the back of a stall selling treasures of bits and pieces of old jewellery in Deptford markets in London. Brass clasp.

Length: 41.5 cm