This lovely turquoise quartz gemstone necklace is an example of both a beaded and wire wrapped necklace. This lovely gemstone necklace is full of interest and contrast! I have wire wrapped the turquoise stones in gold plated wire and then hand beaded the orange quartzite gemstones. A elegant necklace with a little southwestern flair!
Matching earrings created with freshwater pearls, quartzite gemstones, crystals and 14k gold filled ear wires.
Druzy Crystal Quartz Necklace
What is Druzy…..
Druzy is crystal-covered rock. Tiny quartz crystals form on the surface or within the cavities of other rocks. Like a geode, such crystals often form on the inside of a stand-alone stone. When cracked open, a geode reveals crystals on the inside. When the crystals are small, and look like a coating of glittering stardust, it’s called druzy.
Indonesian Beads wire wrapped in antique gold.
Tiger Eye Leather Necklace hand knotted on grey leather.
Wire Wrapped Agate Pendant wire wrapped in silver with a technique known as wire weaving.
Rough, Raw Peridot gemstones.
Here is a pair of Peridot Chandelier Earrings from my shop which are created with beautifully faceted, briolette peridot gemstones. Amazing color!
Raw Quartz, Citrine and Amethyst Gemstone Jewelry
I wire wrapped the gemstones in their raw form in this necklace from my shop.
CHOOSING A NECKLACE LENGTH
14-16 inches. The choker, also called a chain or strand is supposed to wrap loosely around the neck, never restricting your neck when you take deep breaths.
18 inches. Usually called princess necklaces, these pieces of jewelry are designed to sit on the collarbone.
20 inches. Siting just below the collarbone, a 20 inch necklace is called a matinée and is usually the standard length for adding lockets and pendants.
22 inches. Landing at the top of the bust, this also falls into the matinée category.
24 inches. A necklace this long should be at the center of the bust or just below it.
28-38 inches. Hanging below the bust, a necklace in this region is either an opera necklace (30 inches), or a lariat (36 inches). The term rope refers to lariats without a clasp.
40 inches or more. At this length, necklaces hang below the navel and are usually worn wrapped around the neck, either two or three times.