Multi Strand Desert Beaded Necklace + Fine Silver Cactus Beads + Light, Elegant Warm Neutrals + OOAK Designer Necklace

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Multi Strand Desert Beaded Necklace + Fine Silver Cactus Beads + Light, Elegant Warm Neutrals + OOAK Designer Necklace

370.00

An ethereal, elegant series of beaded strands with never-repeating patterns and handmade fine silver elements

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:: Grace ::

In vision I have seen this style of necklace worn by the women of the desert dreamtime more than once, long layered strands threaded with minute beads of glass and pearl, accented with handmade silver.  I resisted trying to replicate them because of the time involved, but found I had to try it at least once.  The result is one of my favorite pieces to date, a trio of strands that is light, ethereal and very elegant.  

Each strand was made as a separate necklace which were bundled together with a sterling silver wire wrap at the top.  The strands are similar and complement each other in pattern and rhythm...in fact, I felt this was more music than beadwork as it came together.  Over 30 different types of glass seed beads went into it, as well as seed pearls, Thai silver nuggets and shell heishe.  Each sequence of beads phases into the next in subtle patterns that never repeat themselves.  They look like softly glimmering rays of sunlight on pale desert stone.  

The fine silver elements were created from precious metal clay or PMC.  The five tiny rectangular plaques were pressed into weathered saguaro cactus skeleton prior to firing, while the twelve triangular tubes were formed around cactus spines which burned away during firing, thus creating the holes.  These were all carefully oxidized and finished by hand.  

Although it took several long days to complete, it is a lovely and very feminine necklace...I honestly can't say if I will do many more of these, but I am happy with this one, and know you will be too.

CARE:  Rinse after every few wearings in cool water to clean lint and oils from the strands.  The silver beads and plaques can be polished with a silver polishing cloth to keep them light.  

SIZE:  20" long from the back of your neck to the bottom of the strands, when worn. 

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

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