If you are looking for a necklace smaller in size, but one that has a bold color, then TRANSFORMATION is the handmade gemstone necklace for you. Created with a hand carved carnelian moth pendant, red flake jasper and sterling silver, the necklace exudes earthy elegance. This one of a kind (OOAK) beauty, handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, is versatile enough to be worn with anything from casual clothes to a dress up occasion!
The carnelian hand carved moth pendant is absolutely lovely with the various shades of reddish/orange and a few darker inclusions running through the stone. The pendant is two-sided, the deeply carved moth is on both sides. The pendant is wire wrapped to the main body of the necklace a sterling silver headpin with a loop at the bottom. When worn against a lighter fabric, the pendant absolutely glows; but is also magical against darker colors!
To highlight the pendant, I decided to use gorgeous red flake jasper, a gemstone mined in Australia, with its rich earthy reds and peaches and off-white banding and spotting of quartz inclusions. Two shapes of the red flake jasper was used, rectangles and rounds. Between each jasper rectangle, a red flake jasper round was placed, separated by its neighbors with 2mm sterling silver beads.
Since moths mostly nectar at night on fragrant flowers, I decided to use a sterling silver flower shaped toggle clasp set. The main body of the necklace was connected to the clasp with sterling silver crimps covered with 3mm sterling silver crimp covers. A perfect finish!
I found this very interesting: To many cultures, the moth is a symbol of new ideas, intuition and sensitivity. It is also a symbol of metamorphosis, or transformation. The egg stage represents the birth of an idea. Indicating the laying down of a foundation is the larvae stage of change. The cocoon stage represents the process of a new creation. The winged stage allows flight and the exploration of new territory.
Carnelian aids in understanding the inner self and strengthens concentration; it also helps to offset doubt and negativity. It is said to be a stone of protection, particularly from anger, jealousy and fear. Red Flake Jasper promotes balanced emotions and good health; it also stimulates courage and honesty. Silver is the metal of love and healing.
Here is the important information about TRANSFORMATION:
Carnelian moth pendant: app. 30mm x 8mm
Red flake jasper rectangles: app. 14mm x 4mm
Red flake jasper rounds: app. 6mm
Metal: sterling silver
Clasp: flower toggle clasp; sterling silver
Length: app. 17.5"/44.5 cm
Pendant drop from necklace: app. 1.5"/3.8 cm
TRANSFORMATION Will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals.
With its gorgeous colors and strong symbolic meaning, TRANSFORMATION is a beautiful necklace that will be treasured for many, many years to come.
***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.
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