Bronze Spirals Dichroic Pendant Necklace, Sherpa Glass Handmade Jewelry

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The ANCIENT VOICES handmade pendant necklace is definitely a piece of jewelry filled with beauty and wonder!  The one of a kind necklace features a bronze pendant covered in swirling spirals and a glowing dichroic glass cabochon, vintage Nepali Sherpa glass tube beads, black onyx and copper.  The pendant was artisan crafted from pure bronze and is covered with spirals, an ancient, sacred symbol that represents the unfolding changes during the journey of life. Centered in the middle of the pendant is a magical looking dichroic glass cabochon that capture the light and radiates many colors:  aqua, turquoise, dark navy blue, grass green, orange, pink, white and other colors depending on how the angle of the light hits. Since the dome-shaped cabochon is raised against the pendant, there is a 3-D effect when you look at it closely. Magical indeed! The back of the pendant is mostly smooth.
To perfectly complement the bronze pendant, turquoise blue and black glass tube beads and two sizes (5 mm and 3 mm) of round black onyx gemstones were used.  The vintage tube beads were individually handmade from recycled glass by Sherpas in Nepal - just imagine the hands that made these wondrous beads! Since the beads were fire cured, they have a gorgeous, organic look.  Because of the handmade nature, each Sherpa bead is slightly different in size and shape, so they don’t lay in a “perfect” line, as you can see in the photos, giving a wonderfully rustic flair to the design. Between each group of Sherpa beads is a single round 5 mm black onyx gemstone capped on each end with a small copper disc spacer.  The smaller black onyx beads and a copper toggle clasp set finishes the back of the unique necklace. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the ANCIENT VOICES necklace was created for the women who treasures and oves to wear one of a kind, artisan jewelry with a story.

  • Bronze pendant:  app. 31 mm x 26 mm; artisan handmade by Leslie Scott
  • Nepal Sherpa glass beads:  app 6 mm x 5 mm, some a bit larger, some a bit smaller
  • Larger black onyx gemstone beads:  app. 5
  • Smaller black onyx gemstone beads:  app. 3 mm
  • Metal:  bronze and copper
  • Clasp:  copper toggle clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18” / 45.7 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1.3” / 34 mm measured including the copper jump ring

+++  For a better understanding of the relative size of the bronze pendant and other beads used to create the ANCIENT VOICES handmade necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Bronze, an alloy metal, is said to bring great calmness and deep meaningful thoughts, leading to a far greater insight into life’s problems.  Even though it is man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking; it is said to bring balance to mind and body and helps the wearer approach a task with greater self confidence. Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.  


The unique ANCIENT VOICES necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
***Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.  


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