Taos Layering Necklace Duo + Fossil Ivory Artifact + Fine Silver Desert Rock Charm + Turquoise and Handmade Silver Disc + Sterling Silver Chains

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Taos Layering Necklace Duo + Fossil Ivory Artifact + Fine Silver Desert Rock Charm + Turquoise and Handmade Silver Disc + Sterling Silver Chains

335.00

A lovely pair for layering, inspired by the high desert hues and rustic vibe of Taos, New Mexico.

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:: Deep In Its Soul ::

+++ Contains Fossil Walrus Ivory: For US Domestic Sale Only +++

The colors of a Taos summer...warm, earthy browns and soft greys lit with green turquoise and bronze, brightened by hand-finished oxidized silver.  This pair of necklaces is the second in what I am calling my Taos Series, a collection inspired by the cool high desert palette and laid-back vibe of one of my favorite places, Taos, New Mexico. These necklaces are also inspired by the personal style I've come to favor: two or three long, layered talismans with perhaps one strong piece as an anchor, accompanied by one or two single talismans on silver chains.

The large necklace is a lively mélange of elements and color, anchored with a dramatic spike of fossil walrus ivory.  This is an extraordinary artifact from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska: it is the tip of an ancient ice pick, a staff-like tool used to test the firmness of the ice while walking.  I've set it with an organic handmade bail made of fine silver.  The chain is a mixed strand of beaded sections and sterling silver links.  The beads include beautiful green Chinese turquoise, matte faceted smoky quartz, keshi and baroque pearls, US dinosaur bone nuggets, African Yoruba granulated brass, Thai Hill Tribe .999 fine silver, and tiny brass seeds from Nepal.  I created the fine silver disc from PMC, molded from a local fossil shell I found, and I oxidized and refinished the sterling silver chain by hand. 

In contrast the companion piece whispers, providing added texture with its fine sterling silver chain, also re-finished by me.  The pendant is a fine silver PMC drop that I impressed in raw clay form directly into the rimrock of the Grand Canyon last summer, before bringing it home to be fired and hand-finished.  Its jump ring was handmade from hammered sterling silver, and the chain is joined by a wrapped link of sterling silver wire with a faceted smoky quartz bead. 

Together these make a perfect summer set, great over a tee or tank...I recommend a dark olive green to really bring out the colors! 

With love from the high desert...

SIZE:  Measured from the back of your neck to the end of the pendant when worn, the fossil ivory and turquoise necklace is 21 1/2" or 55cm long, and the silver charm on chain is 18" or 46cm long.

CARE:   To clean, rinse in cool water and gently blot dry.

PRESENTATION:  Deep In Its Soul will come to you beautifully giftwrapped.  See the shop policies below for details.

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