CRANN ALAINN, a handmade, one of a kind (OOAK) gemstone necklace is the perfect Autumn complement! Itasy jasper, red garnet and copper all come together to highlight a beautiful, intricate tree pendant. CRANN ALAINN was handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
I just love the power of trees and this small porcelain pendant, handmade by BeadFreaky, captures that strength perfectly. BeadFreaky carves her own molds so these are not your run of the mill designs. She then will glaze and fire the pendants, often using her rustic kiln to get that old look. Just look at the intricate detail in the pendant. It's definitely a work of art itself in all its glorious earthy colors!
Itasy jasper in a flat tube shape was chosen to highlight the tree pendant because of its almost woody look. Beautiful shades of brown swirl through the stone with some cream and rust spots. To bring out the subtle rusty red spots in the itasy jasper, red garnet rounds were added. Gorgeous! Copper wire was used to carefully wire-wrapp the jasper and garnet to copper closed rings, adding earthy elegance to CRANN ALAINN!
Copper daisy spacers frame each piece of the itasy jasper. Copper 2mm beads were used liberally thoughout the necklace. CRANN ALAINN is finished with a beautiful copper toggle clasp.
"CRANN ALAINN" means "beautiful tree" in Irish Gaelic which I think describes the BeadFreaky tree pendant wonderfully.
Here's the important information or "CRANN ALAINN":
Porcelain tree pendant: app. 28mm
Itsay jasper tubes: app. 15mm x 4mm
Red garnet rounds: app. 4mm
Clasp: copper toggle clasp
Length: app. 20" (app. 51 cm)
CRANN ALAINN will come with two informational drop tags: one with the pieces' name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the "language" of the stones and metals.
CRANN ALAINN is an earthy, organic necklace that is sure to become a favorite.
The matching earrings pictured in the third and fourth photos have been sold. If you are interested in a matching pair, let me know and I will be glad to make a pair to sell spearately.
***Please note: Before you buy this necklace, please make sure you do not have a copper allergy. I cannot refund or exchange this necklace due to an allergy because the copper will be affected and will have turned a mottled color due to your skin acidity.
***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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