Jeanne M Stives Jewelry

Hand Crafted Jewelry

This piece is called Turquoise Folly and is from my personal collection. It began with the curvy bars of double-drilled turquoise. I love the cut of these stones and I knew I wanted them to be the transition stone from a central focal piece with multiple wrapped cabochons to the rest of the necklace. The folly is that I intended to feature much more turquoise in this piece than what I ended up using. This necklace contains turquoise (industry turquoise, doubtfully natural turquoise in spite of what the labels state) rhodonite, labradorite, sodalite, dyed kiwi jasper, and a glass cabochon (the long narrow). I used multiple gauges of square and half round sterling silver wire that has been hand formed, hammered, twisted and bound. There is also bit of sterling silver chain draped across one of the cabochons.

Being a fan of the TV show Survivor, it later occurred to me that this is a perfect personal immunity necklace. I named it Green Island Pearl as that is what the green beads actually are. Some call it a blister pearl, some call it a baroque pearl, but a pearl it is. These wild, rustic-looking pearls are double-stranded. Staggered throughout them are a few traditional shaped pearls, natural quartz crystal points, dyed horn, snow quartz and sterling silver. I've also made this as a single strand but like the double strand best. This necklace is strong metaphysically and striking visually. Dress it up or down with your clothing choices; this necklace will become part of your permanent collection.

This is the Gettings Rope Set, named after the teacher who designed the bracelet. I adapted the design for the necklace and designed the earrings. This is beaded jewelry and you are looking at the bottom of glass teardrop seed beads. These are dark amber which makes this versatile neutral colored jewelry. The bracelet fits as a bangle with a very strong magnetic clasp. The earrings are on sterling silver leverback earwires and look like a little bunch of dark amber grapes.

This set is also available in black, violet gold, and green sheen.