This is my oops the 'fish is out of water' necklace! I have paired these beautiful smooth earthy faceted nuggets of Yellow Opal, with a hand made hollow brass fish bead and I love the result. The Yellow Opal beads have a shiny waxy luster and range in color from white, to creamy yellow, to smoky black. They are both translucent and opaque, like sunshine on a rainy day! The brass fish bead handmade by Tibetan artisans is light weight and has garnets for its eyes. Both sides of the fish are patterned with scales and can be worn asymmetrically on either side of your neck. I have separated the Yellow Opal nuggets with brass discs. The necklace is surprisingly light in spite of the larger sized beads. A pair of matching earrings made with a single Yellow Opal bead complements the necklace.
Yellow Opal is mined in Mexico, Australia and Africa and lacks the fiery color play found in traditional Opals.
Length: 18 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14 K gold fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: about 13 x 16 mm (0.5 inch x 0.7 inch); 24 x 38 mm (about 1 x 1.5 inch) brass fish bead.
Clasp: Large round brass toggle.
Earrings: about 1.5 inches from your piercing. French ear hooks are of hypoallergenic Niobium. 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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