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Dog Mom Necklace, Heart Paw Print Opalite Turquoise Handmade Jewelry

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The DOG MOM handmade necklace is a perfect jewelry for the woman who loves her dog(s) so she can broadcast loud and clear that she is a dog lover!  The one of a kind necklace features an artisan ceramic dog mom pendant, oval opalite glass beads, real turquoise and copper.  The meaningful rustic-style pendant was artisan handmade from ceramic clay.  It’s heart shaped with “Dog Mom” inscribed into it.  To add a touch of whimsy, the “o” of “mom” was formed into a sweet paw print.  After being hand painted with a rich turquoise color with dark brown highlights on the lettering and the edge of the heart, the pendant was kiln fired at high temperature to add strength and durability.  Please note, however, if the pendant is struck on a hard surface, the pendant could crack or chip.  As an added bonus, the back of the pendant, which has a rustic flower, circle and crescent moon design, was left unglazed to act as an essential oil diffuser.  Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the back and the porous ceramic will hold the aroma for hours.  Two heavy duty copper jump rings securely connect the dog mom heart pendant to the main body of the necklace.
 
To perfectly complement the turquoise color of the dog mom pendant background, glowing opalite glass beads and real turquoise nuggets were used.  Opalite is a type of glass that mimics the color shifting beauty of opals:  tinges of blue, purple, yellow and other colors are seen depending on the angle of the light.  The translucent opalite used in the necklace is a four-sided oval shape that beautifully refracts the light (much prettier in real life than the photos show).  Between each opalite oval is a real turquoise nugget in a lovely blue.  A small copper bead separates each nugget from the opalite.  A pure copper s-clasp set securely finishes the necklace.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the DOG MOM necklace is a meaningful gift for the woman who loves dogs and also loves wearing one of a kind artisan jewelry.     
 
***  Please note:  when sold, one half (1/2) of the purchase price of the DOG MOM 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 mom pendant:  app. 65 mm x 50 mm at the widest (2.6” x 2”); artisan handmade by Sue Vandever
  • Opalite glass four-sided ovals:  app. 16 mm x 9 mm (0.63” x 0.35:)
  • Turquoise nuggets:  on average, app 6 mm x 4 mm (0.24” x 0.16”)
  • Metal:  copper
  • Clasp:  copper s-clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18.5” / 47.0 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm including the copper jump rings

 
 
***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the heart pendant and the opalite and turquoise used to create the one of a kind DOG MOM 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.  Although man made, glass is said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  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 said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.  

 
The DOG MOM 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!   
 
***  The jewelry in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  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 own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.
 
 
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