A rich, complex mixture of materials-beads of mixed materials-pulled together with a black silk crocheted chain. An old Cross Pendant with a bail hanger of tiny garnets hangs from this unique long chain. Pearls and beads of gems, pearls and bone beads. A versatile piece that can be worn with or without the pendant, can be worn clustered, cascading, as a belt or lariat, and wound round the wrist as a luxurious cuff.
The long 84" chain captures gems, pearls, stones and bones to become a new original that can be worn so many different ways. The cross shaped medallion carved from antiqued, embellished bone, hangs from a silk loop covered with tiny purple garnets. A dark garnet teardrop with oxidized silver wire-wrap dangles with the cross. The pendant can be moved or even removed for total versatility.
Deep reddish purple pearls (eggplant) in both round and a larger baroque shape set the tone here, and are joined by more pearls in bronze and peacock finished purple. The complementary color in shades of greenish yellow, joins this gathering in mother of pearl disks, jade beads and large petal-shaped keishi pearls. Small carved bone, black tourmaline beads, and dark wood disks add punctuation. Add a sprinkling of carved bone spirals for the finishing touch and ever so subtle faceted lemon quartz gemstone ovals add a bit of sparkle.
A chain 84" long can be worn in clustered or cascading loops as a necklace, wound around the wrist for a rich cuff, or even used as a lariat or a belt--your imagination is the only limit. My original design closes with a small oxidized silver spring clasp and jump ring which allows a snug fit if desired, creates a chain that can even be worn as a choker, or makes a large continuous loop to use as a wrap or lariat. The pendant can be removed or slid to where ever it works best for you.
An Om disk, as is seen in some of my other silk chain pendants, can be substituted for the cross if you wish, just add a note in the “notes to seller” when checking out. The Om pendant will also be suspended with a garnet covered loop if used with this silk chain.
The black silk is heavy gauge beading silk, made in America, and this crocheted chain is easily hand washable. I recommend cool water with a bit of mild soap, then rinse and hang with a bit of weight to dry.
Please view the current collection Made with Silk here- https://www.willoaks.studio/shop/6808594/made-with-silk
which is curated from my original crocheted silk designs since 2010–many years of beautiful chains & beaded fiber works.
Long silk chains and mixed media pieces are shipped in little velvet pouches carefully packed into cushioned envelopes for mailing. Treat yourself to something fresh and unique, and fun to wear, today.
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Cancellations are possible within 24 hours or less by contacting me through my shop. Layaway and payment plans can be arranged by contacting me. Special orders are accepted with a minimum of 1/2 deposit when placing the order & the balance is due prior to mailing
I will ship to the address you have listed with your order (can include sending gifts directly for you!) unless you contact me to make or confirm different arrangements. All U.S. orders are mailed "USPS First Class Parcel" which includes a tracking number. Mailing upgrades are available to purchase, U.S. only.
Pieces shown "ready to ship" are usually mailed within 1 to 2 business days. "Made to Order" pieces require extra time, depending on the order. You'll be notified when your piece has been mailed.
International orders do NOT always include prepaid VAT, taxes or customs fees. These are often collected from the customer upon delivery. I am not responsible for any delays due to customs or other mail delays.
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Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I want you to be thrilled with my pieces and will exchange or refund items returned within 14 days of receipt provided they are in their original, unworn condition. Contact me within 7 days of receipt to confirm return procedure. Returns may require a 3.5% restocking fee and the refund does not include shipping charges. Custom work and bespoke orders are generally not returnable. Please photograph any shipping damages so I can file insurance claim forms.
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Every piece ordered is sent in my signature packaging-velvet bag or box-with a satin tie & glass bead to embellish. A complimentary gift card-including your personal message-can be included (add info in notes to seller) & I can ship gifts directly to your loved one-use their name & address in "ship to" information.
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