Antique Styled Pendant with Turquoise Stones
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This necklace set is reminiscent of days of yore. The antique styled pendant has beautiful scroll work with turquoise* set in various places (a total of 13) around an oval turquoise which is in the middle. In addition, there is a dangle of another scroll work piece with an additional three teensy turquoise beads.
The design is exquisitely created in an antiqued dark silver color. In order to emphasize the colors and style, I added several Hematite tube beads, most of which are separated by Czech Blue/Turquoise Picasso beads (they match the pendant beads beautifully!). Every compilation of these beads is interrupted by beads that are 8mm ~ eight-sided smooth and the rest of the bead in an iridescent sanded-like style. I have no idea what this bead is called but it is truly unique and helps pick up the turquoise colors. There is also a sequence of 10.5mm antique pewter radial cushion beads, followed by a continuation of the beginning beads up to the silver plated pewter curlique toggle clasp. The matching earrings contain the same elements as the necklace and drop from sterling silver ear wires with 2 rows of hex beads.
The necklace measures 20.5" including the clasp. Add an additional 2.5" for the length of the pendant. The earrings drop 1.25" from the ear wires.
Not only was this a fun creation to make, albeit rather time-consuming, I loved the finished product! This would make such a fantastic statement to a form fitting dress in white, grey or black or a blouse alone or over a simple tunic under a jacket. The possibilities are only limited by one’s imagination.
*Turquoise comes in different types: Natural turquoise, Stabilized turquoise, Treated turquoise, Reconstituted turquoise and Imitation turquoise.
I do not know which type of turquoise is used in the pendant since it was purchased through an antique shop.