Lampwork Heart Necklace Handmade Amethyst Aventurine Gemstone Jewelry
If you are looking for a unique Valentines Day, Mothers Day or Christmas heart gift that is not the usual red and pink themed jewelry, look no further than the MI CORAZON necklace. This handmade necklace is unequaled in its earthy heart goodness. One of a kind (OOAK), the MI CORAZON necklace was created with an artisan made lampwork glass heart, multi gemstone nuggets with quite a bit of purple amethyst and green aventurine, and sterling silver. Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, this is a piece of heart jewelry that definitely can be worn year around with casual, office and dress up clothes. MI CORAZON means "My Heart" in Spanish, a term of loving endearment.
+ Lampwork heart: app. 28 mm x 22 mm (at widest point) x 11 mm
+ Mixed gemstone nuggets: on average, app. 6 mm x 6 mm, some a little bigger, some a bit smaller
+ Metal: sterling silver
+ Clasp: sterling silver s-clasp set with dot
+ Length: app. 18" / 45.7 cm long
+ Pendant drop, including bail and spiral: app. 1.5" / 3.8 cm
The centerpiece of the MI CORAZON necklace is surely the handmade lampwork glass heart. It was crafted by Terry of Silverfishdesigns in her glass studio in Virginia. I have been buying special lampwork pieces from Terry for years now and am always amazed at the intricate beauty of her pieces - this heart included. Terry started off with a black base that she rolled in silver foil and then decorated with ribbons of plum, silvered plum, silvered ivory and goldstone. A black, silver plum and khaki twistie was also incorporated. The earth colored heart was finished off on the front side with a black and white handmade murrini flower (which looks purple and white) encased in a clear bubble and three glowing amber dots. Not only do you get swirls of gorgeous color, but there is also fabulous texture! Please see photo #2 above for a close up photo. I only wish the photo did the heart justice because you surely do not see the glitter of the goldstone ribbons - but they are there.
The back side of the heart is smooth (see photo #6). The heart bottom of the heart was framed with a sterling silver daisy spacer and 3 mm sterling bead. The heart was topped off with a single 3 mm sterling silver bead. Everything was placed on a handmade (by me) sterling silver head pin with a hand hammered spiral at the bottom. The top of the wire was carefully wire wrapped into a loop to act as a bail to connect the heart to the necklace.
The main body of the MI CORAZON necklace was created with mixed gemstone nuggets, a perfect color complement to the browns, plums and goldstone of the lampwork heart. The gemstones are comprised of more than a generous amount of purple amethyst and green aventurine. I'm not 100% sure what the brownish stones are but guess that they are probably agate due to their translucent quality. The shape of the nuggets are more of a rounded square, but since they are nuggets, each one is a bit different. I love texture in designs and the nuggets definitely give MI CORAZON that! The nuggets were placed in groups of three with each grouping separated by 3 mm sterling silver beads. The last grouping of gemstones at the back of the necklace has 5 stones.
A dot patterned sterling silver s-clasp set was chosen to finish the necklace (see photo #9). It was connected to the necklace with sterling wire protectors. The necklace was crimped with sterling tubes which had silver crimp covers placed over them to mimic 3 mm sterling beads.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the MI CORAZON lampwork pendant and gemstone necklace, please be sure to check out photo #8 for a size comparison with a quarter.
Glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Amethyst helps calm fears and reduces stress; it is known as the "stone of peace" and helps increase spirituality and contentment. Green Aventurine, because of its color, is said to lend itself to prosperity. Any agate is used to help ease stressful situations, protect against danger and promote strength and healing. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The MI CORAZON handmade necklace 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. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***Please be aware that not all monitors exhibit 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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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.
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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.
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One of the very nicest people on ArtFire! Thanks so much for shopping with me, I hope you love your jewelry as much as I loved making it.
An excellent artisan with stellar service - great communication, fast shipping, solid packaging. The Rudraksha seed earrings that I selected are absolutely stunning - more beautiful than the photos were able to capture. Their presentation was lovely too! A nice ribbon-wrapped box held a pretty little gift bag, in which were the earrings carefully wrapped in gorgeous tissue. So impressive! All in all, Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns exemplifies the best of handmade artisans, and everything about this purchase is a testament to the superiority of handmade as a buying choice! Thank you, Catherine - these truly are earrings to cherish for a lifetime!
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The earrings arrived today. They are perfect! They look wonderful on me and I am very happy with my purchase. Thanks a million. Garden Gate Designs
Hi Catherine---The necklace and earrings are stunning. I love them so much and I know she will love them too. They are one of those gifts to enjoy for a life time. Thank you for everything. Sue