Luminescent Daybreak Necklace + Fine Silver Weathered Cottonwood Pendant + Ecru Blister Pearls + Juniper Seeds

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Luminescent Daybreak Necklace + Fine Silver Weathered Cottonwood Pendant + Ecru Blister Pearls + Juniper Seeds

255.00

A radiant collar of unusually-shaped pearls frames a handmade silver pendant bearing the impression of weathered wood.

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:: Daybreak ::

These baroque "blister" pearls have the most stunningly organic shapes, and I thought they looked especially compelling when arranged in a collar of radiating shapes.  A shorter necklace, it is reminiscent of classic Rajasthani silver necklaces made with repeating spiked forms.   The pearls are a soft, neutral ecru color with subtle touches of iridescence; they are flat on the back and lay beautifully when worn.

The necklace is anchored by a small pendant I created at White Sands National Monument a few years back.  I carried raw silver metal clay into the gypsum dunes with me and impressed this piece on the surface of a branch of weathered cottonwood, fallen and silvered by the dry desert air and dune winds.  This was kiln fired and hand finished back home.  

Carrying through the desert theme, juniper seed beads alternate with the pearls, especially towards the top of the strand.  These are Navajo "Ghost Beads", customarily worn to deter negative spirits.  Tiny bronze seed pearls serve as spacers.  The closure is a simple hammered sterling silver hook and eye set.  I strung the piece on professional grade 49 strand beading wire.

A gorgeous desert piece, glowing with the soft luminescence of daybreak on the White Sands.

SIZE:  The total length of this necklace is 19 1/2", or 50 cm.

CARE:   This necklace can be rinsed in cool water to clean.  Take care with pearls as exposure to various body care products can damage their shine-but natural skin oils will enhance their glow.  Avoid harsh detergents when washing your necklace.  Brighten the silver by rubbing with a soft, damp cloth.

PRESENTATION:  This necklace will come to you beautifully giftwrapped.  See my shop policies below for details.

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