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This long pendant necklace features Leopardskin Jasper nuggets and round beads, Czech Preciosa fire polished glass and seed beads hand crocheted on Gold silk thread, leading to an intricate beadwork bail and Czech glass seed beads wire wrapped on Sterling, accenting the beautiful Leopardskin Jasper gemstone bead focal. Crocheted necklace is approx. 36" length and pendant measures approx. 2.75". Oxidized Sterling Silver button and loop closure as seen on all my silk crocheted pieces.
The bail was created by combining a new stitch I learned (herringbone) with an old favorite stitch (peyote) resulting in this beautiful butterfly shape that I felt was perfect to accent a gemstone bead! I thought it looked a bit unfinished with just a simple wire wrap attaching the gemstone focal, so I used the cluster wire wrap technique I learned many years ago (as on the Moxie & Enchanted Pendant necklaces) to fill in the space, and it all came together just as it was meant to be!
The loop is constructed from very strong Accu-Flex beading wire which I concealed with knotted silk thread. The button is a Sterling Silver blank that has been hammered, oxidized, polished, hole punched and securely sewn on, an added dab of fabric cement for extra durability... this clasp is nearly indestructible! Not to mention easy to use for everyone!
Gemstones, especially patterned ones are unique to each bead; the beads within the crocheted section as well as the focal pendant will vary in colors and patterns.
*Limited Edition: these necklaces are limited to only a few of each available
This pendant necklace compliments many pieces in my line due to the mix of beadwork, gemstones and Sterling! Any beadwork earrings that have complimentary colors; Peyote Stitch or Brick Stitch earrings, any gemstone necklaces at a shorter or longer length; Intuitive Choker or Uninhibited II Layering Necklaces, and don't be afraid to mix it up with Freshwater Pearl and Mother of Pearl pieces as well; Decadent Bangles or Divine Necklaces
As silk has a tendency to tangle I recommend that they are always stored hanging when not being worn; the heavier beads can start to "sag" especially if they are laid flat, this is easily corrected by gently stretching out the necklace, they will pop right back into place! They will be shipped each one placed individually in a zip lock bag on a LITVA'S Jewelry hang tag