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Seeing You Standing There

Byzantine Weave - Chain Maile, Sterling Silver 16 Gauge Rings, Pearl Pendant, Silver-Filled Toggle Clasp. Length of Necklace: 18.25 inches. Single Strand - hand-crafted chain maile necklace.

Chain Maille, invented by the Ancient Celts before the 5th century, was used as body armor and made of iron or steel rings woven together to provide protection for medieval soldiers engaged in battle. The Byzantine weave belongs to the European style or pattern of chain maile. One of my favorite weaves.

Price: $330.00

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You do Something to Me

Single Strand:
Yellow Jasper Tubes, Faceted Carnelian Rounds, Honey Gold, Faceted Tourmaline Rondelles, Gold-Filled Saucers, Vermeil Daisys, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp.
Length: 18.5 Inches.

The Yellow Jasper beads are richly textured and have great honey/brown earth tones. The small tourmaline faceted rondelles also have a rich honey/blond color. Tourmaline refers to "stone with mixed colors" and these honey/brown beads do not disappoint.

Price: $120.00

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You and Me

Single Strand:
Carnelian Barrels, Smoky Quartz, Golden Coral, Gold-Filled Balls, Bali Vermeil Daisys, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp. Length: 18.25 inches.

Carnelian, according to Walter Schumann, is probably named after the color of the kornel cherry because of its color. Deposits are found in Brazil, India, and Uruguay. Colors range rom orange, reddish orange, and brownish red. Ancient cultures used carnelian in medicine, magic, and practical affairs.

Price: $125.00


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Pears

Single Strand with Center-Piece Dangle.
Serpentine "New Jade" Faceted Pear Shaped beads, Sage/Green Fresh Water Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Vermeil Bali Daisys, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp. Length: 17 inches.

Serpentine is also called snakestone - the coloring often resembles a snake's scales and patterning.

Price: $65.00

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No Hesitation

Single Strand
Seraphinite Ovals, Amethyst Faceted Drops, Fresh Water White Pearls, Silver Bali Daisys, Seed Pearls. Length: 18 inches. I saw these Seraphinite beads and thought they were absolutely beautiful. Seraphinite comes from Siberia Russia and is derived from the Latin "seraphin" which means "first order of angels." Silvery mica runs through these beads giving it a feathery shimmer.

Price: $165.00

Earrings: $30.00

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From this Moment

Single Strand
Tiger's Eye Faceted Barrels, Jade, Tourmaline, Carnelian Rounds, Vermeil Balls, Vermeil Bali Daisys, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp. Length: 19.75 inches.

Tiger's eye is a good-luck stone and has been worn for centuries against the eveil eye and spells.

Price: $110.00

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Good for the Soul

Single Strand with Ceramic Pendant
Red Jasper Tubes, Rhyolite Lentil Beads, Red Jasper Rounds, Vermeil Bead Caps, Vermeil Square Faceted Dots, Vermeil Bali Daisys, Marsha Neal Ceramic Pendant. Length: 18.25 inches. The rhyolite lentil beads are absolutely delicious - they combine rich greens, pale pale yellows, rich browns and they match the earthy colors of the ceramic pendant.

Red jasper - sometimes called "the mother of all stones" and protects the wearer from negativity by absorbing vibrations.

Necklace: $160.00
Earrings: $25.00

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Once in a While

Single Strand
Rose Quartz Faceted Square Beads, Amethyst Drops, Fresh Water Pearls, Frosted Quartz Beads, Vermeil Bead Caps, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp. Length: 17 inches.
The amethyst drops have great purple color. Amethyst means "not drunken" from the Greek - it was worn as an amulet against drunkenness.

Price: $115.00

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Icy Blue

Single Strand
Faceted Kyanite Ovals, with silver wire wrapped, Fresh Water Pearls, Swarovski Crystals. Length: 18.50 inches.

Kyanite - named from the Greek for the color blue - and has been found in Myanmar, Brazil, Kenya, Austria, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, and the United States.

Price: $115.00

 

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Beyond Category

Single Strand
Agate Eye Beads, Faceted Carnelian, Brass, Yellow Jasper Tubes, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp.

Agate Eye Beads - highly prized in northern Africa and throughout the Mediterranean area and the middle east. Eye agates are associated with the magical powers to turn aside ill-wishes from others.

Price: $115.00

 

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All to Soon

Single Strand:
Smoky Quartz Faceted Rounds, Smoky Quartz Faceted Rondelles, Pink Fresh Water Pearls, Silver Bali Bead (center), Bali Silver Daisys, Silver Beads, Smoky Quartz Faceted Tear Drop, Silver-Filled Toggle Clasp. Length: 17.5 inches. Smoky Quartz is named after its rich color and deposits are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, and the Ukraine.

Price: $135.00

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Amber on My Mind

Single Strand
Amber Tear Drops, Faceted Red Jasper Rondelles, Vermeil, Vermeil Bali Daisys, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasps. Length: 17.5 inches.

Amber comes in many different colors yellow, orange, red, brown, gold. Amber is fossilized tree resin of extinct coniferous trees that had lived some 120 million years ago.

Price: $95.00

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East and West of No Where

Single Strand
Round Jasper, Faceted Red Jasper Rondelles, Tourmaline, Vermeil Square Faceted Dots, Gold-Filled Drop, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp. Length: 17.75 inches.

Price: $130.00

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It's Only Everything

Double Strand
Serpentine Barrel Beads, African Opals, Plum Fresh Water Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Silver Bridge, Bali Silver Daisys, Silver-Filled Toggle Clasp. Length: 16 inches. Serpentine is one of my favorite semi-precious stones.

Price: $85.00

 

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Openings

Single Strand
Sunstone Chips, Graphic Feldspar Ovals, Fresh Water Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Vermeil Bali Daisys, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp.

Price: $65.00

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Cool Silk

Single Strand
Faceted Labradorite Rectangles, Amethyst Drops, Bali Silver Daisys, Silver-Filled Toggle Clasp. Length: 17.00 inches.

Labradorite named after peninsula of Labrador in Canada shows lustrous metallic tints, often blue, gray and silver.

Price: $145.00

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Coffee and Roses

Single Strand
Picture Jasper, Pink Peruvian Opals, Tourmaline, Fresh Water White Pearls, Vermeil Bali Daisys, Gold-Filled Toggle Clasp.

Picture Jasper reminds me a the desert with the different shades of brown, tan, off white, and cinnamon colors. The name jasper is derived from the Greek and means "spotted stone." Length: 16.5 inches.

Price: $85.00

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