RESERVED Baja Shellbed Fossil Necklace + Fossil Shells and Crinoids, Antique and Handmade Beads, Strung on Silk + Pale Earth Hues

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RESERVED Baja Shellbed Fossil Necklace + Fossil Shells and Crinoids, Antique and Handmade Beads, Strung on Silk + Pale Earth Hues

270.00

Very unusual materials combine with a muted, unorthodox earth palette in this lovely necklace.

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:: The Desert Remembers The Ocean ::

:: This piece has been Reserved for a special customer ::

This necklace has a very unusual palette of sage-grey, cream, French grey and dusty gold.  They are constellated around a one of a kind pendant made from Baja Shellbed Fossil, literally a fragment of ancient seabed bearing fossilized shells in a remarkable state of preservation.  Carved by Gary Wilson in Tucson, the pendant is full of spiraling turritella shells, with one displayed in perfect cross-section on the front.  The upper cavities are even filled with sparkling drusy crystals.  The creamy shells are embedded in a grey matrix that has a sage green cast, and as a result this necklace looks just gorgeous on natural linen or khaki hues. 

Above the pendant is a cairnlike stack of beads including a large crinoid fossil, a very organic and wabi-sabi glass bead, and naturally-shed deer antler, all sandwiched between brass beads.  The main part of the strand consists of alternating mixed antique French steel-cut metal beads, and luminous grey-gold matte glass seed beads that are just perfect with the Baja Shellbed.  Accenting these are more treasures: tiny agatized fossil turritella shells, fossil crinoids, brass, and antique agate beads from Africa. 

I used silk to string these beads for its soft drape and luxurious feel.  A quiet beauty that whispers, the desert remembering the ocean it once was.

SIZE:  The pendant measures 2 1/4" x 7/8" x 3/8", or 55mm x 22mm x 10mm.  The necklace with pendant measures 21 1/2" or 55cm, from the back of your neck to the end of the pendant when worn.

CARE:   Wipe with a soft, damp cloth to clean. 

PRESENTATION:  This necklace will come to you beautifully giftwrapped.  See my shop policies below for details.

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