The pendant is entirely handmade - miles of tarnish resistant wire went into it. It is hung on a necklace of faceted and AB coated ruby red glass beads from the Czech Republic. The handwork in the pendant is meticulously crafted and layered and because it is so difficult to make, this will always be a limited edition piece.
The pendant is 4" wide and 3.7" long, and the necklace, 23" long. A box clasp set with a ruby provides closure
My signature torque necklace is made of sturdy and thick wire, covered with non tarnish enameled silver plated wire, and is 18" in diameter. It carries three bright and beautiful cloisonne enameled dragonflies, and the whole has been wound with yet more wire, with loads of curlicues, representing the flight path of the dragonflies in the necklace. I've used contrasting howlite beads in the hook clasp and extender, why shouldn't the back be as pretty as the front?? This is a necklace that you'll enjoy wearing, light and simple, it's a throw on and forget about it piece - until it is noticed by your friends and they shower you with compliments!
Two necklaces combined into a 'neck stack' in multiple layers. The first, 48" long is made of tiny faceted ruby beads, accented with green jade, and silver tone Vietnamese beads and spacers. The second, is 16" long, of dyed jade beads with tiny green onyx at intervals. Both have carabiner clasps, one is barley twisted and the other has a diamante accent. The pendants, with micro pave diamante bails are simple, but effective - one is a design with circles studded with diamante and the other is a simple red jade teardrop with a pretty diamante bead cap. Although the necklaces can be worn separately, they are most effective when worn together.
A cheesecloth plant leaf made from copper in my kiln in house at Caprilicious, is set with coloured cubic zirconia and little copper flowers.
The pendant is carried on a double strand of beautifully coloured peacock dyed coin pearls and copper beads. Copper bead caps and a copper ornamental hook clasp end the necklace.
3.5" long pendant and 22" long necklace
Raw chunks of Lapis lazuli and faceted colour enhanced jade beads in a necklace that is 21" long, carry a long pendant of colourful jade beads, wired into flowers and Czech glass leaves wired to a frame of cold enamelled leaves on a branch. Three chains of varying length, with jade beads dripping from them act as a tassel and give the pendant which is in two pieces, and measuring in total 4", a playful look.
This one is probably best worn a close neck outfit, or a roll top jumper in my opinion. How would you wear it?
A very attractive piece that is very different from what other people will be wearing.
Three strands of hand knotted citrine teardrops with a beautiful, deep purple dragon's vein agate to one side, connecting the strands together. Jade toggle clasp .
A very pretty and interesting necklace that raises your game just enough for you to look and feel on top of the world. Wear it to the office, at a presentation or an interview and feel confident that you are looking your best - cast a magic spell on the people around you.
A 23" long necklace of gently faceted sea foam green chalcedony pear shaped nugget beads from Thailand, interspersed with Chinese baroque pearls and gold electroplated cornflake ceramic beads from Greece. The pendant is an old piece of vaseline green seaglass from Bangkok,framed in 22 K plated brass, measuring 3.5 x 2.5". The surface of the glass is pocked and encrusted with a silvery blue glaze. A gold plated box clasp from Jaipur completes the necklace.
Four strands of citrine beads that appear to have trapped motes of sunshine within them are accented by large, champagne colouredbaroque pearls that were picked up in Bangkok. Each pearl is 1.5 - 1,8 cms long and is flanked by square ceramic spacer beads from Greece that have been electroplated with silver. The necklace is 18 - 22" long and has a mother of pearl floral box clasp.
A very pretty day to night necklace that will take you simply everywhere.
Raw aventurine nuggets in two strands, offset by shiny black agate beads - texture, contrast and colour in this fabulous statement piece. Silver tone spacers and a beautiful box clasp make this a very wearable necklace, 21" long, for a day that requires a chic and expensive statement, without being too colourful.
20" long, with faceted clear quartz beads separated by electroplated haematite. The focal point of this necklace is the large titanium electroplated druzy slab nugget to one side. Irregularly shaped, with central defects allowing the druzy to show through this slab is about 4.8" measured at its widest diameter. The haematite is run into the gap in the slab nugget.
The necklace is comfortable to wear and not too heavy. It ends with a black diamante' infinity lobster clasp. Take this one out on special occasions when you want to be noticed in a one of a kind piece of jewellery.
Fabulous tactile chunks of raw citrine nuggets, silvery quartz points and moldavite, with crystal spacers that glint in the light in a simple but sumptuous necklace, that ends in a box clasp that is inlaid with a vibrant peridot.
For someone who likes to make a quiet statement, and not as colourful as the pieces I usually produce, however, it has a genteel sophistication of it's own and will look great with autumn and winter colours.
The black beads in this necklace are basalt beads, with pale green crystals between them. The necklace sits close to the neck, with an ornate box clasp to close, at 18.5".
The pendant has yards of wire wound back and forth around a black basalt bead with a chrysocolla teardrop and little aventurine beads dangling from the pendant. The pendant is asymmetrically pleasing to the eye and this necklace will suit a lady who likes an artisanal touch to her jewellery and appreciates the wonders of a handmade piece. This pendant uses nine feet of the thicker wire and miles of fine wire - I couldn't measure it as I used it right off the spool.
This is a beautiful day to night piece and will be much appreciated, I promise you that!!
Varuna is a 40" long necklace of three strands of matte white crackle agate beads, interspersed by colourful tiny vivid crystals. A hand carved rhodochrosite clasp in the form of a seahorse is the focal point of the necklace, which can be worn long over sweaters and roll neck tops, and wound around the neck to form a necklace close to the throat in the V of an open collared shirt, with the seahorse displayed at the front. An unusual and versatile colourful necklace which can be worn in more than one way.
Encircling the neck, this choker is made of woven wire which is twisted and swirled over a wire base. It carries a beautiful candy striped lampwork bead in pink candy stripes with blue flowers, accented by a blue crystal. The necklace fits securely around the neck by an integral hook and eye clasp. 22.5" long, it sits close to the base of the neck and has been shaped so that it sits flat against the chest, rather than upright against the neck. An intricate yet playful piece which is very unusual and one of a kind. Non tarnish silver plated wire used throughout. It took me seven days to weave the elements, so I don't see too many of these rolling off the Caprilicious press!