This item sold on September 16, 2012.
Garnet is a symbol of glory, love, beauty and persistence. The word garnet comes from the Latin “garanatus,” meaning seed-like, and refers to the pomegranate. If you look at small pieces of garnet, they do look like the pomegranate fruit covering the seeds. In Greek mythology, garnet is symbolic of a quick return and separated love, since Hades had given a pomegranate to Persephone before she left him, to ensure her speedy return to his Underworld kingdom. Garnet may therefore be gifted to a beloved before a journey to speed their return, and it is believed to heal broken bonds between lovers. Garnet intensifies life power, restrains anger, drives away gloomy thoughts, cheers the spirit and grants friendship. Although the beads in this cuff are glass and not the semi-precious stone, the color association has the same strength and meaning.
This cuff bracelet was hand crocheted and then wire wrapped onto a 20 gauge non-tarnish silver-plated Artistic Wire band with two hand-formed hearts at one end. Within the lacy, web-like tangle of the densely crocheted 28 gauge non-tarnish silver-plated Artistic Wire are twenty 6mm glass hearts in pearlized garnet, twenty 6mm glass hearts in plain garnet, nine 6mm Swarovski crystal bicones in garnet, and twelve 4mm sterling silver round beads in a random pattern.
The band is 2 1/8“ (5.41cm) wide and 6 3/8“ (16.2cm) long. It will arrive flat; simply center the band, with the hearts on the outside, over the wrist and gently curve the ends around to create the perfect fit.
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I'll only make this treasure once, which makes it OOAK (one of a kind) and means you will receive the exact item shown in the photographs, ready to ship. I may be able to re-size a treasure, change a clasp style, or modify the type of ear wire at no additional cost, so if you desire a modification, please Etsy convo me BEFORE placing your order.
Your treasure will arrive in a custom handmade gift box using recycled materials, such as beautiful faerie calendar pages, that you can reuse on a vanity or fill with scented cotton balls and place into your lingerie drawer.
Many thanks to Lucita Rembeth (aka beautynbeads) from www.JewelryLessons.com for the knowledge and inspiration I have found in her invaluable tutorials!
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