Commissions
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If a customer prefers a given type of bead or beads, has definite color preferences or length requirements, wishes to incorporate beads already owned and/or replace a lost or broken bracelet or necklace, they may wish to consider commissioning a specific piece of jewelry, based on a piece they have seen on this site or elsewhere. The pieces shown are examples of previously commissioned work.

00150

This 18 inch long double stranded necklace is made up of round black etched discs of brown stone, small bronze/gold rice pearls, faceted buttons of garnet and rectangles of cream, olive and russet colored jasper. A carved brown serpentine dragon is suspended at its center, measuring 2 3/4 inches in length and 1-˝ inches in width at its greatest point. A rectangular filigreed vermeil box clasp completes this distinctive piece. $175.00

00160

This 18 inch delicate “cluster” necklace is made of three interlocking strands, making its fine stringing wire occasionally visible. Pale 8mm green serpentine beads were woven with 4mm of faceted cherry quartz, white freshwater seed pearls, 5mm round white freshwater pearls and vari-colored buttons of fluorite (in shades of yellow, green and lavender). A 4mm bead of pale green aventurine stabilizes each bead cluster. Suspended by 4mm pale green aventurine beads is a 1 ˝ inch carved pale green aventurine pendant. The necklace is finished in vermeil end caps and a round vermeil box clasp set with a white pearl and embellished with granulation. Accompanying this necklace is a 6-˝ inch bracelet featuring a single large white baroque pearl surrounded by vermeil spacers and two 8mm faceted beads of cherry quartz surrounded by vermeil bead caps. Pale green aventurine beads are finished with a 14 K gold lobster clasp. Customized earring(s) make the perfect finishing touch. $350.00

00170

This 20 inch necklace features three green and turquoise blue Venetian African trade beads, faceted and round yellow/green serpentine beads and nuggets of Sleeping Beauty turquoise. This piece has been embellished with Bali sterling silver bead caps and end caps. A small round sterling silver box clasp set with a cabochon of Sleeping Beauty turquoise completes the piece. Accompanying this necklace is an 8-inch bracelet featuring a single lime green African trade bead with accents of blue and white. Matching faceted yellow/green serpentine and nuggets of Sleeping Beauty turquoise were also used and embellished with Bali sterling silver bead caps, end caps and spacer beads. A sterling silver box clasp set with a cabochon of turquoise and embellished with granulation completes this bracelet. $500.00

00550

This 15 inch choker is made of a seven bead set of lampwork beads in a soft mottled blue and lavender and green abstract flowered pattern. Small spacers of jade and 5mm round white freshwater pearls set off each lampwork bead. The remainder of the strand is covered in oblong round beads of Azurbarite and separated with spacer beads of jade. Bali sterling silver end caps lead to a medium sized oval white pearl cabochon set in sterling silver with a safety catch. $250.00

00610

This 21 inch necklace suspends a 2 inch oval pendant bead of lapis, beautifully marked with flecks of silver and abstractly patterned with white and gray. Two faceted matte spacer beads and 2mm balls of lapis complete the pendant. The strand is covered with alternating beads of lapis, Hemalyke and faceted matte sterling silver spacer beads leading to a small round sterling silver box clasp set with a cabochon of lapis. $100.00 A custom pair of earrings also accompanied this set for $50.00

00690

This delicate 16-3/4 inch choker features three wound black and yellow “snail” African trade beads separated by 14 K gold spacers and small faceted 14 K matte gold beads followed by faceted roundels of citrine, smaller faceted black onyx and small citrine buttons. The remainder of the strand is covered in 4mm round black onyx beds and finished with a tiny swirled vermeil toggle. $350.00

00740

This 17 inch necklace features seven modern Kiffa beads made by the women of Mauritania in shades of salmon, brown, white, yellow and blue. Interspersed between these beads are four 10mm faceted rounds of cherry quartz surrounded by Bali sterling silver bead caps and smaller 8mm beads of faceted cherry quartz (four surrounded with Bali sterling silver bead caps), alternating with faceted rounds of smoky quartz. Bali sterling silver end caps lead to a small round sterling silver box clasp set with faceted smoky quartz. Also accompanying this necklace but not pictured is a seven inch bracelet also set with five matching modern Kiffa beads and four 10mm beads and two 8mm beads of faceted cherry quartz, finished with a large oval sterling silver box clasp with granulation set with a large oval stone of faceted smoky quartz, as well as custom earrings. $700.00

00910

This 16 inch choker is made up of 14 mm vintage deep red glass beads surrounded by flowered Bali sterling silver bead caps and square black onyx beads along with two open-work Bali sterling Silver beads and a selection of small white heart African trade beads and faceted black onyx beads. Bali sterling silver spacers and end caps lead to a worked and patterned sterling silver toggle clasp. $300.00

00920

This 24 inch necklace combines two strands: one of soft blue Amazonite chips and another of 8mm pink jade. Suspended from its center is a flowered Chinese pottery shard surrounded by sterling silver in shades of soft pink, blue, white and green. Bali sterling silver end caps lead to a medium sized oval sterling silver box clasp with a safety catch set with an oval white freshwater pearl. $275.00

 

 

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