Bronze Prickly Pear Cactus Lace Pendant + Gemstone Bead Necklace + Andalusite + Faceted Zircon + Opera Length + Desert Style + Organic + Boho

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Bronze Prickly Pear Cactus Lace Pendant + Gemstone Bead Necklace + Andalusite + Faceted Zircon + Opera Length + Desert Style + Organic + Boho

245.00

Timeless beauty…a simple statement of desert textures in bronze and earthy rose gemstone beads

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:: Cactus Lace ::

This is a simple but bold statement in desert hues and textures. The large bronze pendant was molded from some beautiful prickly pear cactus “lace” I came across while hiking up Finger Rock Canyon one day in the rugged Catalina Mountains just above Tucson, Arizona. The prickly pear varieties in the Sonoran desert have large pads and when they die, they leave behind a tough lattice of fibrous material that once supported the inner structure of the plant, which has a very attractive pattern like honeycombed lace. I made a mold from one of these onsite and it has given me some very beautiful pieces over the years.

The pendant was made from bronze metal clay, which was kiln fired, lightly oxidized and then carefully hand finished to bring out the detail. I chose andalusite and zircon beads in soft desert rose to complement it; these alternate on the strand. The miniscule zircons have been faceted and cause the strand to spark with subtle glimmers. They are unusual beads and seem at once to be earthy and sumptuous. A larger bead of andalusite is above the pendant, and the strand is accented with cast bronze beads that have been oxidized and hammered. I used professional beading wire to string the piece for long-lasting wear.

SIZE: The necklace measures 20 3/8” from the back of your neck to the bottom of the bronze pendant when worn. The bronze pendant measures 3” x 7/8”

CARE:  Rinse briefly in cool water to clean. Dry with a soft, damp cloth. The bronze pendant may be polished with a jeweler’s polishing cloth if desired.

PRESENTATION: This necklace will come to you beautifully giftwrapped in an earth-friendly and recycled gift box.  Please see the Shop Policies below for details.

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