Monday, October 29, 2007
On a recent trip to my local bead store, I found this lovely rectangle shaped piece of African Turquoise. The soft muted turquoise green colors of this stone are just gorgeous, and it has a wonderful matte finish too! There is a curved vein of a deeper shade of the same color on the right side of the stone; it draws your eye from the side of the pendant to the fancy handmade bale.
I made the bale with sterling silver wire, and wove into a basket weave effect. To finish the piece, I put three beautiful swirls in the front for even more drama! This necklace comes on a double cord of black leather with handmade sterling silver findings! The pendant is 2 inches long and 1-3/16 inches wide, and the leather necklace is 17-1/2 inches long. It is a bold piece of jewelry; it will make a statement when you wear it!
To view the African Princess necklace and much more handmade jewelry, click on the link to my Etsy shop on the right side of this blog! Thank you for looking!