Lampwork Heart Necklace Handmade Amethyst Aventurine Gemstone Jewelry

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Lampwork Heart Necklace Handmade Amethyst Aventurine Gemstone Jewelry

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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.


Shadow Dog Designs
Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discerning Woman

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Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I'll be the first to admit that I am not a "heart" type person . . . unless the heart in question is unique. The lampwork heart used in MI CORAZON surely fits that bill! I wanted to keep the design simple so the heart is the focal, but also to sue gemstones that make the heart stand out in all its beauty. The mixed gemstones are the perfect choice. A scattering of sterling silver - and MI CORAZON was created.

Materials Used

handmade lampwork heart; mixed gemstone nuggets; sterling silver 3 mm beads, wire, wire protectors, crimp tubes, crimp covers and s-clasp set; 49-strand jewelers wire

More Info

The MI CORAZON lampwork and mixed gemstone necklace was carefully handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio (:

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Product Attributes

Primary Material: Handmade lampwork heart pendant, amethyst, gemstones, sterling silver

Size: 18" / 45.7 cm long

Pattern: Valentines heart pendant necklace

Color: Purple

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Shipping

Germany
First Item: $14.50
Additional Items: $1.00

Australia
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United Kingdom
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Canada
First Item: $10.00
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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!


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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.


CUSTOM DESIGNS:
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.

OTHER INFORMATION:
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.

SHIPPING
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DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS:
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 SHIPMENTS:
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.

Reviews

PottyMouthGems

Excellent customer!! The best of the best. Thanks so much!!

AdobeSol

Absolutely wonderful ArtFire member. fantastic artist and a pleasure to work with!! Highly recommend.

DesertRubble

Awesome customer! thankyou so much and I'm so glad you liked it, thankyou!

AardvarkGemsEU

Perfect Customer! =D)Lightening Fast Payment and very Friendly. It was a Pleasure Working with you, Please come again; you are more than Welcome! =) Happy Holidays! *HUGS, LOVE and LIGHT* Mx

AardvarkGemsEU

The Perfectest Customer, See other Kudos I gave! =) Welcome any time! Warm greetz! Mx

artbylisi

Fast payment and excellent communication! Thank you so much! :)

DesertRubble

Thankyou Catherine, you're an awesome customer =)

cinnamonjewellery

Fantastic buyer, swift payment, Thanks Catherine!

artbylisi

Always a pleasure with each transaction! Thanks again! :)

Kaleida_Eclectics

Thanks so much ShadowDogDesigns for your support!I'm so glad you like my earrings :)

teaman

Fantastic working with you. Smooth transaction and lightning fast payment. Thank you and enjoy!

deStashNotTrash

one of my favorite Artfire artisans, thank you

nacyannequiltworks

Great customer service! I love my earrings, thanks so much!

bohowirewrapped

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.

PrettyGonzo

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!

ForgetMeNotSoapShop

It is a always a true pleasure to do business with you.Thank you so very much.

teaman

Thank you so much for your continued support. Please enjoy the tea!

bluemorningexpressions

Fantastic! Thank you so much for your purchases. Blu appreciates the extra bones and belly rubs. :)

Gardengatedesigns

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

QuiltTops

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

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