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This Far Out necklace is my entry in the Etsy Beadweavers March 2012 challenge titled "Destinations."

I purchased the Mars Sphere from Shasta Visions, an American company with over 20 years in the green business. Its features are permanently hand-fired into the globe and will last indefinitely. My beadweaving around the sphere uses non-stretch fireline, and will also last indefinitely, while still allowing the marble to TURN inside its beadwork. Ice caps and Mars' features are accurately designed and match the actual planet.

Would I really want to go to Mars? I'm not sure, but like all dreams, the sky doesn't have to be the limit anymore. Someday.....ahhhh.....

Particulars: Peyote stitch beadwork surrounds the undrilled Mars orb, twisted herringbone tube stitch begins the neckstrap to which Hematite stars are attached, then continues with square stitch. The necklace is supported not only by the 10-pound test fireline I used, but also by black beading wire secured through the whole piece from one end of the clasp to the other.

The toggle clasp is my own rocket ship design, and sports Hematite beads inside and out, as well as a Natural Red Coral bead, all of which is given a sturdy shape with a hard metal headpin (inside). I used red-orange iris seed beads for the flames, which are supple and flowing.....

Wear this necklace with jeans and T-shirt OR with a black ball gown...and make a Statement!

The necklace ships with a pretty handmade draw-string gift bag and a zip lock baggie containing a GM Anti-Tarnish square for storage and protection against tarnish.

Signed by nDc sterling silver jewelry tag. Thank you for looking at this piece!

To check out some of my other wearable marbles and spheres, please visit:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtMasquerading?section_id=7403485

.....and to find out how and why I began using marbles in jewelry, please read my Bio here:
http://www.etsy.com/people/ArtMasquerading

I am a proud member of the Etsy Beadweaver's Team. Please search EBW TEAM for more beautiful beadwoven creations or visit our blog for links to all members' shops:
http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com

30% of the sale of this item will be donated to Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Ave., Fort Worth, Texas. A5A is a non-profit arts venue, offering gallery space and arts classes to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Signed by nDc sterling silver jewelry tag. Thank you for looking at this piece!

Destination MARS on a rocket ship

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Mars marble, delica seed beads size 11, czech seed beads size 11, czech seed beads size 15, natural hematite gemstone beads, natural red coral bead, beading wire, fireline, SS artists jewelry signature tag, various jewelry findings, czech seed beads size 8
  • Feedback: 28 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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