Red Aventurine Pendant with Handmade Etched Nickel Bead Cap

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Red Aventurine Pendant with Handmade Etched Nickel Bead Cap


The etched nickel handmade bead cap sets off the red aventurine pendant on this necklace and makes a striking combination as the cool metals plays off the warm colors of the beads. The carved aventurine beads also feature handmade bead caps of the same etched nickel. The nickel has been oxidized slightly to bring out the pattern of the etch. The faceted beads are rutilated quartz in shades of gray with flashes of orange which pick up both the cool and warm tones. The chain is nickel plated brass and the clasp and wire loops connecting the beads are silver plated.

The necklace is 25 inches long. The pendant is 1 1/2inches long and 1 inch wide.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I have been working with etching copper, brass and nickel sheet metal using electricity and salt water. I design the large folded caps to fit the large rectangular beads exactly so it has a border when cut out with my saw. I use the etched sheet to cut discs and dome them to form custom bead caps for the round beads. Because nickel alloy has less copper content than brass it takes several hours to etch a 2 x 2 inch sheet of metal.

Materials Used

nickel sheet, red aventurine, rutilated quartz, nickel plated chain, silver plated wire

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Etched nickel, red aventurine, rutilated quartz

Size: Necklace: 25 inches

Color: Orange

Finish: etched nickel accents

Height: Pendant: 1.5 in

Color: oxidized nickel, orange

Type: Necklace with Pendant

Style: Beaded chain with pendant

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First Item: $ 24.95
Additional Items: $ 0.00

United States
First Item: $ 7.20
Additional Items: $ 0.00


I want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase. I will make minor changes (chain length, ear wire type and metal , etc.) at no charge upon request. Major changes requiring additional materials will have an additional cost. Contact me with any request and we will work out a price.

I accept Pay Pal and USPS Money Orders. Payment by credit card through Pay Pal is preferred and will have the shortest wait before shipping. You do not need to have a Pay Pal account to pay with a credit card. If payment is not received within 2 days, the item will be re-listed. Payments by e-check via Pay Pal will ship when the check has cleared. Items ordered with a money order will we shipped after the money order has been received and cleared. Payment for the item should be the exact amount of the item plus shipping.

Shipping is via USPS and insurance is included in the cost of shipping. Orders will normally ship no later than 3 days after cleared payment has been received unless you are notified via email of an exception. If you need expedited shipping I will do my best to accommodate you, however there will be additional shipping charges. Items will be shipped to the address on the Pay Pal invoice. If you want the item shipped as a gift to another address, please contact me immediately after purchase. Shipping costs for both US and International shipping listed are for the USPS small flat rate boxes which can hold several items therefore additional items (up to the 4 pound limit of the box) will ship at no added shipping cost.

Items can be returned for a full refund (less shipping) within 30 days if you are unsatisfied for any reason. The item(s) must be in original condition to receive a refund. An item that breaks due to normal wear and tear because of a defect in workmanship within one year will be repaired and returned to you at no cost or shipping charge. If the item cannot be repaired to original condition and there is no acceptable way to restore the item using replacement components, it can be exchanged for a similar item in current stock or you may request a refund. Please contact me before returning an item.

I will be happy to create a custom piece of jewelry or modify a current piece to suit your preferences. Please contact me with your request and I will give you a price. I will require a non-refundable deposit of 40% before starting work on a new piece. The balance will be due on completion before the item is shipped.


Patron146961 on Nov 20, 2012
5 stars

Love Love the earrings. Will go with so many things. Thanks.

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