Oriental inspiration, using a variety of materials - bone, faux bone, jade, turquoise, with a breeze from the orient blowing through the page.
The Kiss of the Dragon
An ox bone dragon in a double wire weave, 3" long forms the focal pendant. Red howlite beads in the weave pick out the pendant and complement the weave. Fire agate beads in white and burnt sugar brown, coral and brass spacer beads in a 20" long necklace, with an ornamental hook as closure. A very pretty daytime necklace.
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Inspired by the art of Japanese fabric dying, this necklace is made from graded colours of rutilated quartz and four beautiful freeform carnelian slab nuggets. The waxy orange of the carnelian slabs looks extremely sophisticated when juxtaposed with the pale grey of the rutilated quartz - for when you want to look and feel cool!
The pendant is made by the Hmong Miao minority tribes in China. It is hung on a necklace made of black agate, red crystals and wire beads handmade by me with hundreds of tiny silver lined glass seed beads, as well as a couple of black cinnabar beads. A toggle clasp for secure closure. The necklace is 23.5" long and the pendant is 4" long.