Monday, August 25, 2008

Newest necklace on Etsy




The bluebirds circled

The statue of the goddess

One bright summer day.

- Deborah Baroff, storybeader





Shortest strand
= 23.5" lo
ng

Longest strand

=26" long


Just listed this three strand necklace on Etsy tonight. Finished it yesterday, but I didn't have the light to photograph it. Still, the various hues of the chipped amazonite beads are a little difficult to see. They range from baby blueish to white. I put tiny clear seed beads between the chips.

Block Kingman turquoise bird fetishes are scattered throughout the strands. I used some beautiful carved sterling silver cones to bring the ends of the necklace together.


Made some earrings tonight, to match the necklace, and they are available in another listing.

Amazonite is a gem variety of microcline feldspar, found in the United States, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Russia, Australia and Namibia. The colors usually range from light green to blue-green. This semi-opaque stone was used extensively by the Egyptians, and was called the stone of courage. One legend says it's named after the Amazon women warriors.

[update: this sold Fall, 2008]

10 comments:

Mama Z said...

You are so creative! I love this necklace!

storybeader said...

thanks mamaZ - it looks even better in real time! need to make a light box, to help me photograph. put that on my list of things to do!

Athena said...

Beautiful! I love those earrings. :)

TNT2008 said...

The necklace is beautiful!

LazyTcrochet said...

So pretty! Love the birds.

Yazmin said...

Those birdies are just too cute! If you have extra, you should make a second necklace with tigerseye and then you can say they are sitting on tree branches!

about denise said...

I can see how that would be difficult to photograph (so many subtle colors to capture). Looks like you did a great job though. LOVE the birdies.

Lily - Tulip's Talking from the said...

Story, the necklace is just beautiful. I really like how you put it together and told a story about the pieces.

~Lily

SpottedCow said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Simply gorgeous!

Healingstones said...

Wow - that's a beautiful necklace! And those ear-rings are so cute. I have heard that Amazonite boosts fertility - perhaps a connection to tha Amazonian warriors you mention?

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