urubamba

Urubamba Cloud Forest
Two necklaces worn as shown, or individually detached and worn separately. The blue necklace consists of filed down chunks of rough glass, branches of mother of pearl, and vermeil. The more delicate necklace consists of frosted quartz, faceted peridot, and vermeil.

urubamba

Urubamba Cloud Forest
Two necklaces worn as shown, or individually detached and worn separately. The blue necklace consists of filed down chunks of rough glass, branches of mother of pearl, and vermeil. The more delicate necklace consists of frosted quartz, faceted peridot, and vermeil.

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Purity of Heart
Persimmon colored resin, Chinese turquoise, coral, domestic turquoise, and spiny oyster. This piece features a pendant of jaclaws worn by some Native American peoples as a symbol of purity of heart.

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Confetti
Old Czech glass beads traded into Africa and used in various ways as wedding ornaments, especially in Mali.

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Ancient Ways
Antique African spindle whorls and silver from Rajasthan. The clay spindle whorls were used to make cotton thread and yarn from wool. This is a technology that pre-dates the spinning wheel. The Rajasthan beads are made from sheets of pure silver wrapped around wax cores.

GlendaGoodWitch

Glenda Good Witch Necklace
This piece is named after my friend, Glenda, who found the large black & white objects. The other elements are carved and dyed Tauga nuts, etched African horn beads, green foil glass, and a French clay button used as a closure. Knotted on red silk.

sunburstFandango

Sunburst Fandango
Two necklaces worn together as shown, or separately.
Outer Strand: orange coral shaped like chili peppers, gold branch coral.
Inner Strand: shell pieces with faceted peridot and vermeil.

starsAndPlanets

Stars and Planets
Batiked bone, horn, carved wood. The “planet” beads are hollowed out of bone and then filled with separate bone plugs that have been drilled and dyed black.

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Protection Necklace
This stratified eye bead design dates back to at least the 5th century BC in Egypt. It’s found around the world and used as a protective device. Glass, coconut wood and antique vulcanite trade disks. During the Victorian era, black vulcanite such as this was used in mourning jewelry.

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Goddesses
Black onyx, recycled green glass from Indonesia, and old Mexican silver. The pendants are hand-painted icons under glass and set in coin silver. The two outer paintings are of goddesses wreathed in flowers. The central icon appears to be an enlightened being.

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Spring Flowers
Hand-painted encased beads, red coral, and sterling silver leaf clasp.

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Nebula
Royal imperial jasper, hill tribe silver, pink potato pearls. This beautiful stone reminds me of a nebula as seen through a telescope or perhaps the eye of a storm. It combines allusions to sky, land, and sea.

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Tropical Harvest
Antique and contemporary Czech glass with gaspeite. Gaspeite was originally found in mine tailings while mining for nickel and chromium. Adjustable length extender clasp.