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Marquise Bracelet Marquise Bracelet

This bracelet is a perfect showcase for a unique and famous shape “the Marquise”. The curving, oblong shape of a Marquise is flattering and distinctive.This regal shape which originated in the court of King Louis XIV of France has stood the test of time! The center piece for the bracelet is a multi-tiered bezel which frames out and holds a Marquise crystal stone.A richly textured and beautifully embellished bracelet band is connected to the center piece using loops of pearls.The clasp is a metal channel slide clasp which provides a secure closure for the bracelet.Peyote stitch is used to construct the bracelet.


Moroccan Lantern Neckalce Moroccan Lantern Neckalce

Moroccan lanterns are some of the most beautiful lanterns in the world.The shapes of the lanterns along with metal cut outs, metal filigrees and sparkling colored bits of glass make Moroccan lanterns exquisite works of art.The inspiration for the necklace pendant comes from Moroccan lanterns. The pendant is made up of a center post of beadwork surrounded by beaded arches, crystals, pearls and capped off with crystal domes.Chenille stitch is used to create the necklace rope.Each end of the necklace rope has an embellished beadwork cap that holds a crystal dome.The necklace rope attaches to the pendant with multiple inter-linked loops of ladder stitch.


Isosceles Bracelet Isosceles Bracelet

The bracelet is made up of tubular elongated isosceles triangles. An isosceles triangle has two sides that are the same length with the third side of the triangle being a different length. Each triangular unit is constructed using cylinder beads and is capped off with round crystals. Seedbeads and pearls are used to embellish the body of the triangles. The closure for the bracelet is a double set of embellished round crystals that snap to a bottom platform using sewn on snaps.


Mystic Three Necklace Mystic Three Necklace

Three is a powerful number. It is a numeric symbol of universal significance. Reference to the number three appears in many cultures, mythology and religions. The number three is also important in regards to artistic creativity. There is something about three that works across all mediums, formats and sizes. Three balances, has a point of interest and brings symmetry to art.

Using the idea of three to bring symmetry to the necklace design, three oval crystal stones are used to create the pendant for the necklace. Each stone sits independently within a three tiered bezel. The bezeled stones are connected together using an embellished three pearl component. The necklace straps are made up of segments of beadwork attached together using the same pearl component that is part of the pendant to bring cohesiveness to the design. A double attached pearl component is used for the necklace closure. Peyote stitch is used to construct the design.