Rustic Burnt Orange Crab Agate Antiqued Copper Bracelet and Earrings
parents worked arts and craft shows while I was growing up. Although
they made and sold wooden candle lanterns, my heart was elsewhere~~I
poured over the booths of natural stones, hand made jewelry, and
frequented the lapidary's station. I love the natural formations of
rocks and minerals, especially how agate looks after being polished. All
the natural imperfections and striations in the stone were mesmerizing
When I found these burnt orangish crab agate stones I
knew I had to make something. I mixed in some freshwater pearls, white
with the faintest tinge of pink, added antiqued pink Swarovski crystals,
antiqued copper bead caps and finished with a copper toggle clasp.
I have two bracelets~~each bead has its own
personality~~a product of years of compression under the earth, the gem
smith's turn of the wheel as it was being faceted, and coloration.
as shown measures 8.5" in total length but with a smaller inner
diameter. I typically wear a 7 inch bracelet and this measures a bit
loose on my wrist. I can definitely add extra length to the toggle if
you need it larger.
I didn't include a separate picture of the
earrings, but you can see them in the background. Earrings are the same
pearls, Swarovski crystals and bead caps. They hang from 1.5" copper
kidney wires. Add on for a complete set.
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