Rose Quartz with Artisan Lampwork and Sterling Silver Necklace


Rose Quartz with Artisan Lampwork and Sterling Silver Necklace - Challenges. I have been following several artists online who have made challenges for themselves. The challenge I posed to myself was to craft as many pieces of jewelry that I could using some of the most beautiful Rose Quartz beads! I had three strands - marquise, oblong, and square. Whenever I create with pink, I channel Julia Roberts sitting in her chair while Dolly Parton does her pre-wedding hair, declaring "Pink is my signature color".

While these beads look fabulous alone, I went to my huge stash of artisan glass beads and came upon these Nothing-Short-Of-Gorgeous bicone shaped beads by artist Shelia Davis. There is an iridescence within these glass beads that changes with the the least bit of movement. Beautiful! I flanked three of these stunning beads with ornate sterling silver bead caps, with silver beads in between. The remainder of this necklace chain is comprised of these glorious Rose Quartz oblong shaped beads. The pictures do not do these beads justice - pale, soft, and sparkly from the inclusions.

I made a nice sized toggle clasp from thick, fine silver to securely fasten this necklace. The necklace has weight - but is not too heavy to wear. The necklace measures 20" in length.

I made two pair of coordinating earrings are also available in my shop here and here.

All metals used in this design are .925 sterling silver.

This is beautiful statement necklace to be enjoyed for years to come!

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio. Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  


NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this necklace will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me help those who cannot help themselves!