I love the sound of the Owl hooting in my backyard here in Florida. I know he watches over my yard and as he feasts on little critters, he keeps them away from my house. This necklace was inspired by the owl in my backyard. I stared with a Pewter Owl bead, beautifully hand made in great detail by Green Girl Studios of Asheville, NC USA. The owl sits on a gnarly red coral branch as it surveys the yard. The asymmetrical necklace is made from large smooth nuggets of yellow Turquoise, and smooth round beads of natural Smoky Lemon Quartz. The beads are all spaced by tiny yellow turquoise beads and the necklace comes to a close with a pair of brass bead cones and large round toggle. A pair of matching earrings completes the set. I will gladly add some red Coral beads to the earrings, if you wish.
Lime Green Turquoise occurs naturally, but is stabilized for durability and color enhanced to be used as beads for jewelry.
Smoky Quartz is the clear grey or brown variety of natural Quartz. Natural healers have long used it as a mood enhancer, it is recommended to dispel ones negative energy and depression. It is considered the gemstone for the Zodiac sign of Capricorn.
Length: 20 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.18"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold fill crimps and covers.
Bead size: 14 x 15 mm owl, 10 mm Quartz rounds; various sized nuggets from 14 mm to 20 mm.
Earrings: 1 and 3/8th inches long, French ear hooks are of hypoallergenic Niobium and all other metal components are of brass. All ear wires from Sundancegems come with a clear medical grade PVC ear clutch or stopper. These fit snug on the ear wire, and prevent you from loosing your earrings.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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