It's like wearing a piece of the moon.
A beautiful large Mother of Pearl slab - Its ethereal gleaming iridescent pearly surface catching the light around your neck - captured in a net of brushed silver beading wire, adorned with a kuchi charm and glass round pearl. The two bales have Ethiopian silver beads.
The focal hangs from memory wire (which is super strong and holds its shape) sheathed in a tube of patterned blue and white sari silk - coated so that is harder and hardier than in its natural textile form. Two distressed metal hooks at each end suspend the Mother of Pearl focal.
Mother of Pearl, found on the inside of some shells, is familiar from buttons beads but is rarely used in its larger, natural organic form. I've netted this MOP with a technique more commonly used with fiber. The wrapping partially encases the shell's natural form without damaging it. Preserving and enhancing its beauty for a truly unique statement piece.
The focal is around 3 3/4 inches (10 cm) from top to bottom. The choker is around 16 1/2 inches around (43 cm).
For more rustic, stone and bohemian artisan jewelry:
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
On average, I find shipping to most places in the world takes a couple of weeks. It can, on occasion, take longer. I ship most non-domestic items with tracking so you can keep an eye on your item as it wings its way to you.
All my items are wrapped and ready for gifting. I ship most international items with tracking (some smaller items like earrings, and textile cuffs may not have tracking as it makes them unreasonably expensive).
Of course. What's the point of jewelry you aren't going to wear! Shopping online is convenient, but sometimes you need to see a thing up-close and and in-person to know how you really feel about it. If you'd like to return your item, just let me know within 14 days of delivery.
My work is organic and purposefully rustic. My pieces take a journey with me as I create them and this aesthetic celebrates the signposts that mark this journey - surface stitches, tool marks, texture and patina are beautiful.
I use found and salvaged objects a lot in my work. These tell a story and reflect my commitment to sustainability.
Pricing is one of the hardest things for an artist. I try to keep my prices accessible, whilst reflecting the time and materials that have gone into creating my pieces.
My process is very organic and personal so, the short answer is no, I don't generally take custom orders. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you have something in mind. I've worked with several of my regular customers to create a piece that uses a material or object that holds a special meaning for them.
Jan 24, 2018
I absolutely love the necklace! Thanks so much!