Rich with natural color & detail, this stylized thunderbird necklace features a focal of hand cut turquoise mosaic, with a "heart" of spiny oyster shell. Held with an intricate, oxidized copper wire wrap bail, the focal, created in the Elksong Jewelry studio, is of mixed turquoises, all natural & from U.S. mines located in the north & southwest states. The facing stone is set on a nice, thick backing of deep, earthy green Burmese jade.
The focal is centered on a strung bead section, featuring handmade, pale blue & brown ceramic beads, roughly cylindrical beads of rich, red bamboo coral, small & large heishi beads of spiny oystershell, rounds & stick beads of U.S. turquoise & copper heishi & twist spacers. The necklace is extended with lengths of two tone, braided leather bolo cord & closes with a handmade, oxidized copper toggle clasp.
The necklace measures 18.5" (46.99 cm) in total length, including the clasp. The focal measures 1.75" (4.44 cm) in length, including the bail, by 1.5" (3.81 cm) at it's widest point/in wing span.
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