Free Form Royal Imperial Jasper Pendant + Sage Green and Gray + Contemporary Desert Rain Beaded Necklace + OOAK + Artisan Designer Jewelry

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Free Form Royal Imperial Jasper Pendant + Sage Green and Gray + Contemporary Desert Rain Beaded Necklace + OOAK + Artisan Designer Jewelry

285.00

A tabular focal bead in the hues of desert rain on a strand of smoky quartz and silver

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:: Rain On the Plateau ::

Hot weather has descended already on northern New Mexico, and when this happens my thoughts tend to turn to water and desert rain.  I think of curtains of cooling summer showers sweeping across the sagebrush plateau near Taos, releasing the pungent cleansing scent of sage along with fragrance of rain soaked earth.  This necklace captures those colors and that mood perfectly.

The pendant is a focal bead created by Gary Wilson of Tucson, Arizona.  It is an oval slice of Royal Imperial Jasper, slightly convex on both sides and reversible.  The colors are creamy sages and dove greys with a hint of rust, very soft and appealing, and the bead itself invites touch...it is wonderful to hold in the hand.  I have set it on a handmade nailhead bail of sterling silver, hammered on desert rock and twisted in a loose wrap.  This in turn hangs from a chunky, stonelike ring made of fused fine silver, also hammered on rock.  Each piece of silver was oxidized and hand finished.  

The strand of beads is like drops of rain, with smoky quartz alternating with silver.  The silver beads are antique coin silver seeds from Burma and fine silver nuggets from Thailand.  The tiny spacers between all the beads are a mixture of antique French steel cut beads.  All come together in an abstract progression.  

This is a beautiful, understated piece for summer...I see it over a long unbleached linen dress or something very simple.  Just lovely.

SIZE:  20 1/2" long from the back of your neck to the end of the jasper bead, when worn.  The bead without bail measures 1 7/8" long.

CARE:  Rinse in cool water every once in a while to clean and refresh.  The silver can be buffed with a jeweler's polishing cloth to brighten.

PRESENTATION:  This necklace will come to you gift wrapped in hand-decorated and recycled earth-friendly packaging.  See my shop policies below for details.

++ Shipping with insurance is included in the price ++ Insured shipping to Canada and Australia is available for an extra fee  

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