Chunky Wood and Turquoise Magnesite Boho Necklace, Copper Gemstone Handmade Statement Jewelry
The chunky WOOD AND STONE handmade necklace certainly fills the need whenever you feel the need to wear one of a kind, eye catching statement jewelry. The dramatic, boho inspired necklace was created with unique 14-sided wood beads, turquoise magnesite and copper. The nine wooden beads are a tetradecagon shape (a 14-sided polygon), each cut face capturing and radiating the light when worn. As you can see in the photos, each bead is different in its coloration, the hues shading from a light brown to a dark brown with a rich glow. The wood is probably littleleaf boxwood, a fast growing landscape shrub that is now also being sustainably cultivated for making beads.
To add a colorful Southwest flair to the overall design, magnesite discs permanently dyed a sky blue turquoise color were used. The turquoise magnesite gemstone discs are a carved fluted or flower shape. A brown dye was used on the edges to highlight each “petal,” a perfect complement to the brown wood. A single flower disc was placed between each wooden bead and then placed in groups at the back of the necklace. Bright copper daisy spacers and 3 mm copper beads separated the wooden beads from the magnesite discs. A copper toggle clasp set with a lovely curved bar finishes the necklace perfectly. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the WOOD AND STONE statement necklace is definitely for the woman who loves to wear one of a kind, chunky jewelry.
- 14-sided wooden beads: app. 22 mm x 22 mm
- Turquoise magnesite flower discs: app. 11 mm x 6 mm; dyed
- Metal: copper
- Clasp: copper toggle clasps et
- Length: app. 20” / 50.8 cm but, due to its chunky design, it wears more like an 18” / 45.7 cm necklace
For a better understanding of the relative size of the wooden beads and turquoise magnesite used to create the WOOD AND STONE artisan necklace, please be sure to check out photo #6 for a size comparison with a quarter.
Boxwood, because of its evergreen leaves, is a symbol of long life. Magnesite is said to help turn dreams into realities and instills peace during meditation. Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.
The WOOD AND STONE artisan 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.
SHADOW DOG DESIGNS
Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry
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