WindSwept Design 01 Seafoam Green, Bali Silver, Green Aventurine


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WindSwept Design 01 Seafoam Green, Bali Silver, Green Aventurine


This necklace is a seafoam color range. The rectangle beads, are uniquely patterned, and no two are alike. Created with Sculpey clay, mixed colors by dragging a needle thru the colors and not really blending them. A technique i used in the 70s with paint on wood shapes. This necklace has a more versitied overall pattern, with colors repeating more then the actual beads. It contains Bali Silver round banded beads that i bought in 2000, Chinarovski crystals that i find more to my liking then the swarovski element crystals. These Chinarovski have more sparkle, as when i first saw them on a table at a gemshow, i thought they were diamonds. (Only a jeweler glass will tell the difference.)

Other stones in this design are Green Aventurine 6mm rounds, 24k gold (this is actual metal gold and not a plated glass or plated metal bead) 15/0 seed beads, that i use between the stones and crystals, with gold a soft metal, they help to cut down on the stones cuting into each other or the crystals from shattering.

Around the large rectangle beads, i used 13/0 hex cut 20k gold (metal) seed beads as the holes in these beads have a larger hole and the tiny 24k beads were getting swallowed up.

I used 1 gold plated glass seed bead 11/0 on both sides of the Pewter beads (bought in 1972) as the holes for them were even too large for the 13/0 20k gold metal beads, but they are the only glass beads i used.

The design pattern towards the clasp, has Green Aventurine surrounded by 2 sizes of Vitrail half coat Chinarovski crystals. The Bone hair pipe beads in this necklace are hand drilled buffalo bone. Clasp is Sterling Silver plated modified lobster claw, this clasp is easier to open with arthritic hands.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

This is first in a series of necklace designs for 2013 that im calling WindSwept, as i am creating these necklaces on a table stuck in the middle of bunch of really tall trees all around me, where the wind seems to be forever blowing. Things have to weighted down or they are constantly wind swept away.

Im breaking away from some of my earlier designs, trying to spice things up, add a flare, and be a bit more innovative in the patterns.

Materials Used

Green Aventurine 6mm round, Bali Silver banded bead, Chinarovski (leaded crystal % equal to Swarovski crystals) faceted rondell beads in the following colors, Clear, Half coated Vitrail coated, in the following sizes, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm.

More Info

The end of each side, has 2 gold crimps, one holds the clasp (flanked by 2 gold plated glass beads to help keep the clasp centered) in position and the other crimp bead sets the tension of the beads. I try to set the tension for the beads so they have an easy drape and flow to them.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Gemstone, 24k gold, Crystals, Bone,

Color: Green

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All pieces have a 1yr guarantee on workmanship. This means if the jewelry comes apart under normal wear, and its returned with a SASE, I will restring and return. If a Spirit bag or Medicine bag stitching breaks and comes apart, and its returned with a SASE, I will restitch and return.

Colors of stones may vary as they are dependent of your monitor colors and values.

If you have a particular color that you want matched please send by USPS, a color photograph of the color you are wanting, and i will be willing to work with you on finding that perfect stone for you.


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