* Large creamy white nucleated pearls (average 1 inch in length), make up the primary links of this special and stunning unique necklace. The pearls are rustic (A) in shape and form, baroque nuggets with an iridescent nacre of rainbow hues, blues and pinks in varied light.
* Necklace features a large Basha bead pendant, her "kawabanga" sized (~2 inch), teardrop shaped from artist Barbara's Jewel Tone series. The pendant's vivid colors seem endless with every turn of light and angle. Colors include ocean blues, iolite, cobalt, and bands of bright turquoise, amethyst, and plum and a slight flash of copper-orange. Turn this pendant and the colors seem to move in a out of 'swirls' of inner platinum and silver cream, which to me, look like waves and motion. The pendant colors are so vivid, I chose neutral cream-white pearls as a contrast; their iridescence a subtle match to the bead tones.
This necklace is an investment in both Basha beads and sterling silver. Made to last, and great for anyone with skin sensitivities to metals: I hand-wrapped wire links of heavy gauge sterling wire with pearls, glass, and stones.
Necklace fastens in front with a heavy vintage Sterling toggle-
* Ornate Sterling silver toggle clasp- rich with detail, double sided, a filigree pattern but solid;
Longer than my usual styles, this necklace features lots of pearls, and wire wrapped links of:
* 2 more Basha beads (14mm) in teal, ocean blues;
* Faceted smokey quartz rounds (10m) between sterling silver caps;
* Amethyst chips, light in color, to match pendant hues.
* Glass nuggets at the top, in ocean Iolite finish.
* Teardrop pendant is capped with ornate Bali sterling silver cap, and a Glinter silver base cap.
Barbara's Basha beads are one-of-a-kind made in small batches in her Pacific northwest studio. No two are alike and her series changes with each Muse.
Necklace strand length is 20 inches to the top of the pendant.
Dichroic Glass Pendant: 3.3 inches with mount (.75" wide)
Total length from back of neck to bottom of pendant: 23.3"
Ships within the US: USPS priority with tracking and insurance included.
For overseas orders- I can provide additional coverage for an added small fee. Convo me if you want this added to your order.
The Voyager- Nucleated Giant Pearls, Basha Beads, Smokey Quartz, Sterling Silver Necklace
- Handmade item
- Materials: Basha Bead, freshwater pearl, Nucleated pearls, basha pendant, sterling silver clasp, sterling wire, smoky quartz, amethyst, glinter silver cap, sterling silver bead caps, dichroic glass, teardrop pendant, glass
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- Ships worldwide from California, United States