The rice-shaped Wood Jasper or Wood Opalite beads used to make this necklace are just gorgeous! They vary in color from black to red brown to tan to beige and cream. I have used the darker beads to the front and center, with the lighter beads wrapping around to the back of the neck. At the center of this necklace is a hand crafted pendant. This pendant features domed Nepalese copper coins with a brass rim made by Tibetan artisans exiled in Nepal. A necklace for both sexes!
Wood Jasper is a form of fossilized or petrified wood caused by the mineralization of dead wood. This process takes 100s of years and happens when wood does not decay but turns to stone. Minerals such as silicon dioxide penetrate the wood and in the absence of oxygen cause the wood to mineralize. If you look closely you could see the tree ring patterns in the beads.
Length: 18 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with copper wire guards, crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 3mm copper rounds; 8 x 16 mm rice-shaped wood jasper beads.
Clasp: small copper trigger clasp.
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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