This is my own innovation: A scarf/necklace hybrid, combining painted silk and delicate metal and gem stones.

I hand paint two silk sections, then stitch delicate chain in place with a sturdy thread to connect it into a big circle that can be worn open or doubled up. It gives it a little weight and texture without being too big and bulky, and it short circuits the question of how do you tie the scarf.

They are quite sturdy, with a strong thread knotted at each connection point. It is hand washable and colorfast.

The links below will take you to the Cygnet Silks Etsy page.

Hand Painted Silk Necklaces: