blue beadwoven necklace-- study in iolite-- handmade by thebeadedlily

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This blue beadwoven necklace is a Study in Iolite. Iolite is a gemstone that looks violet blue from one side and clearish from the other. In this watery creation the stone is blended with freshwater pearls in shades of blue grey violet.
The pendant on this piece was made with the unusual pondo stitch using iolite lined seed beads and blue grey rainbow finished delicas. It makes a lovely net of x-like stitches which is embellished with genuine iolite and sterling silver and fringed with freshwater pearls.

The strap is freeform peyote stitch of the same beads with additions of iris, silver lined clear, silver lined blue and matte transparent seed beads, dark grey rainbow finished delicas, silver lined cubes, rainbow finished transparent iolite and clear triangles, some grey rounds found in an antique shop, sodalite and a fumed and faceted quartz bead. It clasps to the side with a lovely and easy to use handmade and hammered sterling silver spiral hook.

The necklace is 18 inches (46cm) long and pondo piece measures about 2 1/2 by 1 3/4 inches (6.5 by 4.5cm).

This is a one of kind and extremely unique piece that you'll love to wear.

thebeadedlily

Orangeburg, SC
Connect to the thread of artistic personal adornment anchored in humanity's origins with thebeadedlily's colorful, inspired collection of handcrafted…
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Meet the Maker

I'm a self-taught artist from the Deep South near Savannah Georgia and I currently reside in South Carolina. When I'm not working I'm reading. Or maybe gaming. I came by that late, but I do love to game. Whatever I'm doing I carry with me a love of the art of personal adornment, a fascination with its history and an anticipation of its future.

I fell in love with beads during a crisis. The beadbox was therapy and since then I've made this my full-time job and branched from strung pieces into beadweaving and wire-working. I'm ever intrigued by what adornment evokes in us and says about us.

I believe:
Conformity and uniformity are overrated.
Less is less.
The individual and ornamental has inherent value.

Shop Policies

Exchanges

PLEASE NOTE: Anything that fits in a piercing ships in transparent sealed plastic. Anything shipped in a seal is not in original condition once the seal is broken. I only process exchanges on these items while the seal is intact. If you think the size isn't going to work for you and you need a exchange please don't break the seal.
PLEASE contact me before shipping items back. I will not process exchanges if I am not contacted. I will not process exchanges for damaged or worn items or items removed from the seal they're shipped in.

Cancellations

As long as your item hasn't shipped I'll gladly cancel it. Once it's in the mail it becomes a return as opposed to a cancellation.

Damaged or Incorrect Items

If something is wrong about the piece you receive, please send me a photo as soon as possible so I can get it straight for you.

All Items Ready to Ship in 1-3 Business Days

-with the exception of custom items we're working on together.

Sizing details-- Gauges

The thinnest gauge I work with is 28g and is almost threadlike.
26g and 24g which are also very delicate.
22g and 20g are about the size of most earring post or hoops that you would find in a typical jewelry display.
18g is slightly thicker and what we're normally pierced with. It may be uncomfortably snug in an ear lobe for just a bit. It's used for cartilage piercings and nostril jewelry.
16g is the beginning of gauged jewelry and fairly typical for cart and nose piercings.
14g is often purchased for septums and statement pieces.
I also often have 12g and 10g in stock. Thicker gauges may be available via special order.

Your piercer can tell you your gauge if you're unsure.

Sizing details-- Hoop Diameters

The most popular inner diameters for nose hoops, helix or cartilage, tragus and rook rings are 8mm, 9mm and 10mm.

Conch rings start at 10mm id.

Measure three times or get help, preferably using a millimeter ruler, for accuracy. Measure a piece of jewelry that fits well, from inner wall to inner wall across the widest point. Or measure the distance from your piercing to the edge of the relevant body part. For a looser fit add a millimeter.

Loose is better than tight, which can hurt. I can size your jewelry down for the cost of shipping if your hoop is too large, but I can't do much about jewelry that is too snug.

Here's an online ruler:
https://ruler.onl/

Materials

14k Gold:
yellow, white or pink
58.3% gold, 41.7% alloy

Gold Fill:
yellow or pink
tube of 14k gold filled with base metal
low cost alternative to solid gold
high quality alternative to plated metals

Niobium and Titanium:
gunmetal or white, respectively
nonalloyed, pure, hypoallergenic
perfect for extreme metal allergies

Sterling Silver:
bright white
92.5% silver, 7.5% alloy-- usually copper
oxidizes, polishes up quickly with baking soda scrub

Copper:
warm red orange
nonalloyed, pure
patinas, cleans up nicely with acids like lemon juice or vinegar

Brass:
golden
copper and zinc alloy
patinas, cleans up nicely with acids like lemon juice or vinegar

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