Sunday, June 12, 2011
Princess of the Skies Necklace: Turquoise, Magnesite, and TierraCast
I wanted this necklace to reflect the endless blue skies of the southwest USA while maintaining a bohemian feel. I restrung this necklace more than once in order to get the length and aesthetic unity just right. I hope the wearer of this necklace feels like a princess who is connected with the natural minerals of the earth and the expansive and varied blues of the skies.
While designing this necklace, I wanted to imbue the finished piece with a classic, yet bohemian, one-of-a-kind quality, and I believe that the "Princess of the Skies'" mixture of materials, shapes, and textures have fulfilled my intention.
The centerpiece of this necklace is a 1 ¼" wide by ¾" long sky blue turquoise pendant with a beautiful matrix on each side, which makes this necklace reversible. TierraCast silver plated pewter Turkish and smooth rondelles are interspersed between blue turquoise beads, handcrafted reconstituted blue turquoise beads, and sky blue faceted magnesite nuggets with distinctive matrices.
This one-of-a-kind necklace is light to moderate weight and 16 ¾" long.
Check out this entry on Turquoise: http://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/turquoise.htm. Turquoise is truly a powerful stone!
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