Druzy/Moonstone Freeform Peyote Pendant

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It is a one-of-a-kind piece so cannot be duplicated. That said, I have other druzies in various colors. If you are interested in having your own unique pendant in some other color, please contact me for available druzies. Please do not select this item for purchase without communicating with me first. Including the looped fringe at the bottom, this pendant measures three inches from top to bottom. It is nearly that wide. I am not a fan of symmetry so it was a given that the oval druzy at the center of this piece would not destined to hang straight. Once I decided on the angle for the oval I liked best, the next thing to do was to choose how to nest the moonstones on the the druzy frame. That wasn't so easily done. I don't usually use glue to hold my beads to the focal beads with which I pair them. In this case, however, I needed to anchor the beads on the face of the druzy at the deepest part of its cratered surface. After hours of trying to make that happen without glue, I threw up my hands in defeat. I positioned one moonstone on its edge in a puddle of Zap-a-Gap glue and let it dry. I was careful to keep the stone upright and its hole free of glue. After letting it dry for a full 12 hours, the rest was easy. This piece has 50 faceted moonstone rondelles and different sizes and colors of seed beads. The seed beads are 11/0's or 15/0's in colors ranging from silver to copper, all the same shades of gray and peach in the variegated strand of moonstone. The bale is a generous loop of crystal AB Delicas enhanced with bead strands and individually placed moonstones. Other than the one moonstone anchor, I used no other glue except to secure cut thread ends. I have photographed the pendant from the side so you can clearly see the opening in the bale as well as with an over-sized needle inserted in the bale horizontally so that you can see how it will hang. In addition to personal checks and US Postal Money orders, I accept PayPal. Shipments paid for by check are held until the check clears. I do not pad my shipping charges but do pass actual costs on to the buyer. ArtFire requires that I pick a number for shipping so I picked the least expensive, slow-boat-to-China rate offered by the United States Postal Service. Secondary shipping charges depend on what else you are purchasing. If you are purchasing more than one item at a time from my studio, please e-mail for shipping charges. If you wish to choose a shipping method other than the USPS to a US address, the cost is more. That said, U.S. or Canadian purchasers may choose the U.S. Postal System, UPS or Fed Ex. but please request a shipping quote before making a purchase. International purchasers may only use U.S. Global Priority Mail. Costs for Global Priority shipments vary by destination and package weight. Please contact me for a shipping quote before making a purchase. I combine shipping costs automatically. Insurance is optional but I accept no responsibility for damage to or loss of uninsured shipments.
Approximate Price/Value: $125