Components

*Aquamarine and drusy gastropod pendant by Kia
*Handmade glass beads by Karen Ovington
*Bronze elements by Gail Crosman-Moore
*Rare sequoia petrified wood cut by Philip Stephenson
*Fossil cone or fruit, fossil sand dollar and fossil redwood leaf from Gary Wilson
*Fossil opalized 130 million year old Madagascar ammonite from Eidos
*Ethiopian opals, mossy aquamarines, aquamarines in vermeil chain
*Roman glass from Nimroz, Afghanistan, 900-1200 years old
*Quartz phantom, seed beads
*Bronze and gold-filled settings and findings, vermeil spacers
*Earrings have Bali Star Coral cut by Gary Wilson, bronze settings with 14k posts and clutches
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Item #692 - Sold

Gastropod and Opal Necklace and Earrings

Gastropod and Opal Necklace
Gastropod and Opal Necklace Detail
Gastropod and Opal Necklace Detail
Gastropod and Opal Necklace Detail
Gastropod and Opal Necklace Detail
Gastropod and Opal Necklace on model
Gastropod and Opal Earrings
Gastropod and Opal Necklace
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This piece was another special order. My customer asked if I would be willing to make something with Kia's centerpiece and the gorgeous Ethiopian opals. It was she who asked if it might be nice with the opals on one side, and I thought that was a terrific idea! I did my best to offer a range of materials she might like, then integrate them into a unified piece. Mouse over the top image to see a key to the elements in the design. Certain elements including the quartz phantom, the fossil sequoia and fossil sand dollar function as spacers for the strands. The detail shots show how I modified Gail's beautiful bronze to hold all the strands and the pendant while hiding all the attachments, also how some of the elements serve as spacers.