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It's hard to describe this piece without sounding boastful: it is just beautiful, maybe even perfect.
The handcrafted sterling piece, with its amethyst eyes, blue topaz bindis, spirals, and three-lobed bits, rising from a bar with bas-relief hearts holding that amazing slab of natural amethyst ending in points was obviously a face, but just as obviously needed something more.

Whatever it was needed to be long enough to balance that heavy horizantal line and light enough to keep the piece wearable, avoid obscuring the amethyst, and carry through with the colors without going overboard.

I thought about hanging several strands of beads, chain, and maybe gems straight down, but it didn't quite work--interfered with the points, too angular--just not quite right. And what about a chain? Should it be complex, beaded, a string of amethysts, or something simple to leave the piece itself room to shine?

So this piece sat in my workroom for months, humming quietly to itself, singing to me from time to time, but mostly just waiting.

Then suddenly I got it--the chains needed to be looped to soften the edges, and the beads needed to hold down the space without filling it. It took some time and experimentation, but there it is. And if you think it's gorgeous in the photos, just wait until you see it in person--there' s a glow that photos just can't quite capture.

The beads I used are Czech glass, mostly transparent with a matte AB finish (which actually makes them more translucent with color shifts), and mostly clustered so that what you see changes as the light hits them. All the chains, links, pins, etc., are .925 silver, including the 22" snake chain on which it now hangs.

It will have some motion when worn, just enough to shift light around, but should probably be removed during vigorous exercise, including wild dancing. It should be fine under normal wearing conditions. I would, however, keep it outside car shoulder belts and away from animals and small children.

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Veiled woman necklace amethyst topaz sterling silver Lush, SRAJD, EnglishGeeks, etsyBead, OlympiaEtsy, paganteam, WWWG, Judaicaonetsy

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 925 sterling silver, faceted blue topaz navettes, faceted amethyst navettes, amethyst slab with points, Czech glass beads, creativity, imagination, amethyst eyes, blue topaz bindis
  • Feedback: 97 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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