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Tuscan Villa Necklace, Recycled Plate Terracotta Handmade Jewelry Gift

Item Description

One of a kind jewelry that will definitely be cherished for years to come, the VILLA TOSCANA necklace will show everyone that you have an eye for unique treasures!  The handmade necklace features a lovely Tuscan villa scene pendant, Peruvian terracotta ceramic beads, Czech glass and sterling silver.  The highlight of the necklace is the eye-catching pendant that was made from a recycled broken plate.  The colorful scene is wonderful:  a sitting dog, a girl petting a cat, a manicured landscape and a lovely villa reminiscent of the Italian countryside.  The edges of the broken plate have been decorated with lead free pewter “frame” with earthy designs.  The reverse side of the pendant also shows a part of the back of the plate (see photo #6).  The pendant is securely connected to the main body of the necklace with three heavy duty sterling jump rings.
Perfectly complementing the colors of the pendant are flying saucer-shaped terracotta ceramic beads.  The beads were individually artisan made in Peru (where I bought them in a Lima market years ago). As you can see in the photos, the beads are graduated in size and have a wide range of terracotta tones. Scattered throughout the terracotta beads are faceted silver Czech glass beads, adding sparkle, and sterling silver daisy spacers.  A textured sterling silver hook clasp set fastens the necklace.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the VILLA TOSCANA necklace was created for the woman who adores unique, artisan jewelry with a story to tell!  “Villa Toscana” is Italian for “Tuscan villa.”

  • Tuscan villa broken plate pendant:  app. 58 mm x 65 mm at widest (2.28” x 2.56”), not including the rings; artisan handmade by Dawn Delgado
  • Peruvian terracotta beads:  from app. 14 mm x 12 mm to 12 mm x 7 mm (0.55” x 0.47” to 0.47” x 0.28”)
  • Faceted silver Czech glass beads:  app. 4 mm (0.16”)
  • Metal:  lead free pewter (frame on pendant) and sterling silver 
  • Clasp:  texture sterling silver hook clasp set
  • Length:  app. 19” / 48.3 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 2.75” / 7.0 cm including the sterling silver jump rings

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the meaningful pendant and gemstones used to create the one of a kind VILLA TOSCANA necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 3 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Even though man made, glass and ceramics carry the energies of communication, transformation and rebirth.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The VILLA TOSCANA 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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