Dog Heart Necklace, I Ruff You Ceramic Turquoise Handmade Jewelry Gift

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You can’t help but to smile each and every time you look at the pendant on the I RUFF YOU dog lover’s necklace!  A perfect gift for the woman who adores dogs, the one of a kind handmade necklace features an artisan created ceramic dog on heart pendant, genuine turquoise and copper.  The rustic style pendant was hand formed from ceramic clay into a heart with a dog and “I ruff you” impressed into the clay. After being hand painted with dark browns, rusty orange and minty green with a part of the front left unglazed, the pendant was kiln fired at high temperature to add strength and durability (however, if struck on a hard surface, the pendant could crack or chip). 
The design of the pendant is so whimsical: a cheeky looking dog with curled tail held high is highlighted in a brown glaze against an unglazed background. “I ruff you” is written above, also highlighted in dark brown. Rusty orange and minty green is splotched here and there. As an added bonus, the back of the pendant was left unglazed to act as an essential oil diffuser - just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and the porous ceramic will hold the aroma for several days.  Two heavy duty copper jump rings securely connect the dog and heart pendant to the main body of the necklace.
To perfectly complementi the colors and the rustic look of the dog pendant, gorgeous genuine turquoise rondelles were used.  The colors of the turquoise rondelles, which are natural and not color enhanced, run more to various shades of greens and browns with a bit of blue here and there.  Glowing copper bicones are liberally scattered throughout the necklace to add a sensuous drape to the necklace when worn. A sleek copper toggle clasp set finishes the unique necklace.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the I RUFF YOU dog rescue necklace was created for the woman who loves her dogs and loves to wear unique, from the heart jewelry.
***  Please note:  when sold, one half (1/2) of the purchase price of the I RUFF YOU dog rescue necklace will be donated to an animal rescue organization to help care for the four footed souls waiting for their furever home.

  • Ceramic dog on heart pendant:  app. 62 mm x 44 mm (at widest) x 4 mm (2.4” x 1.7”); artisan handmade by Sue Vandever
  • Genuine turquoise rondelles:  app. 6 mm x 4 mm
  • Metal:  copper
  • Clasp:  copper toggle clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18” / 45.7 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm, including copper jump ring bails

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the dog pendant, jasper and coral used to create the I RUFF YOU artisan necklace, please be sure to check out photo #6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Dogs are a symbol of  loyalty, friendship and unconditional love.  Ceramic is believed to be very transformative.  Through the centuries, hearts represent never ending love.  Turquoise, a gemstone sacred to the Navajo, Zuni and other Native Americans, is a stone of wholeness, promoting a sense of unity with all that surrounds us; it is believed to bring peace of mind, a soothing energy and healing of the spirit.  Copper is believed to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.

The I RUFF YOU artisan dog and heart pendant 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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