Handmade Necklace Jasper Coral Sterling OOAK Unique Beaded Jewelry
This lovely necklace, called ST. TROPEZ, is for those special times when you are dreaming of a beach get-away. Put on this unique handmade necklace, close your eyes and you'll be whisked away . . . at least in your mind! ST. TROPEZ was created by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs with faceted apple jasper teardrops, salmon pink coral frangia and sterling silver, a gorgeous combination of colors. The necklace will make the perfect gift to someone who appreciates exquisitely handcrafted, one of a kind jewelry.
Apple jasper teardrops: app. 12mm x 12mm (at widest) x 6mm
Coral frangia: from app. 14mm to 4mm in length
Metal: sterling silver
Clasp: toggle clasp; sterling silver
Length: 17.5" / 44.5 cm
The stars of the handmade necklace are the five faceted apple jasper teardrops. Just look at the warm, earthy colors contained in each bead! Apple jasper is a type of red jasper that is found only in Africa and is know for its wide range of colors and patterns usually on a brick red background. I carefully hand picked these five teardrops to get the ones with the prettiest natural patterns. As you can see from the photos, the designs in the jasper teardrops look almost like flowers, most with a darker reddish center and then shades of reddish pink in the surround. The faceting of the teardrops add a subtle flash to the necklace when the light hits the stones just right. Each teardrop is framed framed on both sides with sterling silver daisy spacers and 2mm sterling beads.
I wanted to bring out the pinkish "flowers" in the apple jasper teardrops so decided to use salmon pink coral frangia (sticks). As you can see in the photos, the coral frangia is generally a medium salmon pink color, although there are some natural splotches of darker and lighter color. The coral is also graduated in size, the longer sticks being in the front and gradually getting smaller towards the back. There is wonderful kinetic energy to the coral frangia because they will rotate as the necklace, always giving a slightly new look to the necklace.
To finish ST. TROPEZ, I chose a beautifully patterned toggle clasp set (see photo #9). The toggle clasp was connected to the main body of the necklace with sterling silver crimps. The crimps were then covered with sterling crimp covers to mimic 3mm sterling silver beads. A perfect finish for a beautiful, beachy necklace!
For a better understanding of the relative size of the apple jasper teardrops and the coral frangia used in the ST. TROPEZ necklace, please be sure to check out photo #7 for a size comparison with a dime.
Apple Jasper is known for its nurturing, soothing properties that helps to create peaceful feelings; it is said to balance all energy centers (yin and yang). Pink Coral is associated with love, family and community. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
ST. TROPEZ 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.
If you are searching for a necklace that has a beachy feel to it, but that can be worn year round, then ST. TROPEZ is that necklace. It's a beauty with casual clothes and is elegant with more dressy clothes. Just think how it will look against that little black dress!
***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.
Shadow Dog Designs
Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discriminating Woman
First Item: $14.50
Additional Items: $1.00
First Item: $15.00
Additional Items: $1.00
First Item: $14.50
Additional Items: $1.00
First Item: $10.00
Additional Items: $0.00
First Item: $3.60
Additional Items: $0.00
Quality items and customer satisfaction are very important to me. If you have questions or would like additional information on any item, please email me and I will do my best to answer any question.
I ship out next day - sometimes even same day!
My preferred way of payment is through PayPal or ProPay.
Note: You DO NOT need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal: Choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you have submitted your order, click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account. Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped.
I accept checks and money orders, but the item will not be shipped until the payment has cleared.
In the event of non-payment with no return communication, the transaction will be canceled and I will relist the jewelry.
REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES
I guarantee my work - my good name rests on quality workmanship. I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. If you are not, please email me within 14 days of receiving your jewels to discuss a refund or exchange. If you decide to return the item for whatever reason, it must be returned with delivery confirmation. Once the item is received in its original condition, the full cost of the item will be refunded to you, via your Paypal account or through other means as discussed, minus the cost of shipping. Customer pays return shipping. If your piece is being lengthened, shortened, repaired, or exchanged, I will pay shipping back to you.
I love working with people to create that perfect one-of-a-kind piece that speaks to them. Please email me and I'll be glad to start the process. If you are interested in a piece of jewelry that has sold, I will do my best to make something similar (but not exactly since all of my designs are one-of-a-kind). I require a 50% non-refundable deposit of the agreed upon final price (excluding shipping) for custom orders. I will not begin a piece until the deposit is made.
All jewelry is carefully packaged in an organza drawstring pouch, making the purchase perfect for gift giving. If you would prefer a jewelry box, please let me know - I will be glad to use a box at no extra charge. The jewels are then wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a padded envelope or a cardboard box, depending on the size.
Please notify me if your shipping address is different than your PayPal address.
All Domestic orders will be shipped USPS First Class mail within 24 hours of receiving payment, although I often ship same day, depending on when the order is received. Shipping also includes delivery confirmation at no extra charge. If the total amount is over $60.00, I will self-insure the package at no extra charge to you for peace of mind. When your jewels are shipped, I will email you to let you know they are on the way.
I will be happy to ship by USPS Priority Mail if you would like your purchase mailed that way. Please let me know in the notes to the seller at checkout. A new invoice for the difference in shipping will be sent to you.
***If you live within 15 miles of me, I will be glad to deliver your order. You will receive a refund of the shipping cost. Please email me and we can work out the specifics :)
INTERNATIONAL shipping costs vary country to country and are set by the USPS.
Please contact me for a shipping quote if your country is not listed in my shipping profile
Depending on the country, I can ship Priority Mail International - the average cost for a small flat rate box is approximately $36.00. This does include tracking. I can look up the exact price - please contact me if you are interested in your package being shipped by Priority Mail.
For INTERNATIONAL buyers:
Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to VAT fees, import taxes, customs duties, etc. levied by the destination country ("Import Fees"). We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country. If you need to know what import or VAT taxes your country will charge you in advance of your purchase, please consult your Post Office or government tax office.
Just know that all charges related to customs duties and clearance are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note that I declare the actual value for customs. Please do not ask me to declare your purchase as a gift as I could be held criminally liable for falsifying customs forms.
These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
on Aug 23, 2015
Beautiful color. Nice and dainty looking. Love them!
Gorgeous as always and such a great shop owner to work with. I ordered these as a custom made and I just love them!
Another fabulous purchase from Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs! I simply LOVE everything I've ever bought from her studio and these latest black onyx earrings are no exception. Excellent customer service, super fast delivery, beautifully packaged and they look gorgeous on my ears! Thank you - highly recommend.
Absolutely gorgeous jewels! I love all my ShadowDogDesigns pieces and will wear them proudly for years! Catherine does a wonderful job: communications are excellent and transactions are a joy with her :) I'm sure I'll be back for more soon!