Handwoven Stacked Element Necklace + Geode + Ancient Beads + Crazy Lace Agate + Warm, Earth, Elemental

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Handwoven Stacked Element Necklace + Geode + Ancient Beads + Crazy Lace Agate + Warm, Earth, Elemental

325.00

Warm, bright earthen hues and textures gather together along a handwoven cord...like a walk through a sunlit desert landscape.

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:: Earthlight ::

A lovely Desert Primitive necklace with many unusual elements.  I have been saving the geode pendant and stone bead for some time now, for just the right piece.  This is a classic handwoven piece that is absolutely unique and which will wear beautifully for years, and it will go with you anywhere.

I composed the stacked pendant very carefully from four different items, all of which were woven onto a very sturdy light tan nylon cord.  The little polished geode anchoring the group sparkles with hundreds of tiny drusy quartz crystals on the interior; on the outside warm, translucent swirls of agate make it beautiful enough to wear either way facing outward.  The photos just couldn't capture this one adequately. 

Next is a bronze disc I made from bronze clay, resting on a wrap of handmade yucca fiber cordage I made myself the traditional way.  The clay came with me out to the magnificent Kofa Mountains in western Arizona, where I pressed this piece directly into a living branch of ocotillo.  Back at home, it was kiln-fired and finished by hand.  Above it is a large bead of sacred Palo Santo wood from Peru.  This aromatic, resinous wood is burned as incense by many native cultures in the region to purify, bless and protect, much like frankincense is used in the East.  If you rub this wood, its beautiful fragrance will be released.  At the top of the stack is a phenomenal, one-of-a-kind bead made of crazy lace agate.  Like the geode pendant, it was made by Gary Wilson who lives in Tucson.  The close-up of this bead will tell you much more than I could...be sure to enlarge it and take a look: click on the small thumbnail to bring it up larger in the listing window, and then click it again to open it as a full-sized image. 

The woven cord splits from there, with many beads woven in.  Small rondelles of translucent or cream Mexican fire opal run up each side in an asymmetrical sequence that takes its cues from yucca seed pods and cactus flower buds.  Punctuating the strands are ancient tubular agate beads from Africa.  These are at least several hundred years old but may be much older, and they were likely made in India and traded to Africa.  Another, rough translucent quartz bead from Africa is also very old.  Lastly, there are two small Palo Santo beads completing the mix. 

SIZE:  The stacked pendant assemblage measures 4 1/4" x 1" x 3/4", or 108mm x 25mm x 20mm.  The necklace with pendant measures 21 1/8"", or 53.7cm, from the back of your neck to the end of the pendant when worn.

CARE:   Palo Santo wood will become rough if it gets wet, so please only clean the beaded section with a soft, damp cloth.  The cord will soften over time, with wear.  If the upper part becomes soiled, you can soak it in cool water with a gentle detergent.  Do not scrub.  Rinse, blot dry and let air dry.  I actually like to rinse all my jewelry almost every time I wear it, especially in the summer, and I do recommend rinsing the upper cord every so often.  

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

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