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Journey

1311_carnelian

A friend brought me these wonderful Carnelian seed beads when she visited India awhile ago. 

They are cool to the touch as all stones should be, and uneven in texture, not like smooth Czech or Japanese seed beads. 

I’ve strung nine strands of them and then added four wonderful Bali Sterling cones and large embellished bead caps encircling the center Carnelian focal bead. 

A complementary Sterling toggle finishes off this 25” very exotic necklace.  $175.

Queen of Hearts

1306_queenofhearts One of my favorite pieces.  Eight of Joan Miller's handmade porcelain beads were the inspiration for this necklace.  Each one is in different  colors of  old rose, ivory and black.

There are tiny Swiss dots, swirls, stripes and miniature hearts and for whatever reason, they remind me of the Mad Hatter.  

I’ve teamed them with an ebony square focal bead for the very center, rose resin round beads with lovely filigreed silver bead caps and a Sterling toggle that adjusts to three lengths. 

The piece is 20 ½“ long and comes with matching earrings.  $165.


Ocean's Away

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This handsome Ocean Agate and Sterling necklace can go anywhere. 

It’s 30” of decorative link Sterling chain interspersed with freshwater cultured pearls and three of the inch-square semi precious ocean agate stones. 

They look like they’re tiny fossils encased in stone. 

Topped off by a Sterling toggle clasp.  $135.


Papoose

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A really special and unusual necklace that would enhance your little black dress. 

The focal beads are vintage amber Lucite “Papooses” which I’ve filled with tiny bronze Swarovski crystal beads and which also separate the faceted black beads which make up the necklace. 

The closure is a decorative 14K gold-filled toggle that looks (and is) very rich, indeed. 

This 17 ½" necklace also includes matching black and gold earrings.  $150.


Peace

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"Peace" is what I’ve stamped on one of the charms for this Sterling, copper and Raku necklace. 

Beautiful Raku charms and a jasper bear fetish hang from the sterling wireworked bar. 

The clasp is adjustable from 15 ½ “ to 20."

$150.


Totem

1285_totem Another gleaning from the Maine antiques market:  a very, very old carved Jade totem. 

It’s wonderful to fondle and always cool to the touch. 

Kumihimo Japanese braiding with designer fibers make up the “chain” while the clasp is a special embellished and wireworked one by me!

A real conversation piece.  $160.


Cat's Eye

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A pendant on a copper chain with a lovely cat’s eye glass piece suspended in decorative copper. 

The special enameled copper toggle clasp is from Patricia Healey and features a heart with cupid’s arrow.

$135.


Emerald Glow

1278_glow Especially for Redheads!

This emerald green and copper 19 ½"-long necklace is partially braided and partially bead crochet topped off with copper cones and toggle clasp. 

A gorgeous emerald and copper glass button separates the two techniques.  

I like it worn with the bead crochet on the side but you can wear it however you like.  $165.


Glamor Girl

1265_glamor Start with a vintage ‘20’s hat fob gleaned from the antiques market in Maine, add some cool hammered and wireworked brass designs interspersed with a couple of ocean agate stones and you have this one-of-a-kind necklace that would look right at home perched on a Roaring 20’s flapper dress. 

It’s just flapper length:  40” long but get this, I’ve placed a clasp at either end so that you can wear it long or double it up and hook the clasps wherever you want. 

Sometimes I think I’m too smart by half!!! $165.


Embers

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An unusual combination of volcanic rock, black lace agate and antique gold African hand made glass. 

The texture and color in the agate is reflected again in the wonderful ceramic toggle clasp in black and white stripes from Jangles.  19" long.  $135.