Susan is featured in the Summer issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry's Summer issue, 2017.
OOAK This MONTANA statement necklace contains some of my favorite collected lampwork, ancient fossil and translucent Agate. The toggle clasp is base metal, in a bronze finish and ample with the toggle at about the size of a quarter.
The center focal (fossil) stone is ancient and primitive: half round and flat on the front. Four black lampwork beads sit on the sides of the focal.
There are also two wonderful large lampwork beads in a sand finish (don't worry, they are very smooth to the touch!). Their colors run from off white to beige to mustard and a muted red and black.
There is a glass bottle ring attached above with seed beads on one side and a large handmade lampwork sand finished barrel on the other which rests above a ochre glass ball. Above the ball is one last gift of lampwork in black ended red oxide.
Other beads include translucent agate which just glows in the sun, and black glass barrels.
The necklace measures approximately 21" with a closed toggle clasp. The fossil focal measures approximately 1 3/4" x 1 3/8". The barrel bead is 1 1/2" in length. This is definitely a statement necklace with the size and weight to prove it.
I am not just saying this...this really is one of my favorite necklaces.
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Susan Ray, author of Beaded Jewelry: The Complete Guide, Organic Beaded Jewelry, Art and Soul of Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry Workshop and as well as her best seller: Easy Beaded Jewelry (written with her best friend, Sue Wilke), offers techniques and tricks to teach and inspire you to create your own designs. Ask about purchasing a signed copy at checkout.
"My love of beads began 17 years ago. I am fascinated by the human story they tell, the nature of the beads, the hands that created and traded them.
This has led me from my early discovery of the vast history available and the opportunity to learn the skills required to create beautiful jewelry myself. I later opened the first bead store in Galena, Illinois and taught more than 20,000 women (and a few men) to bead.
As my knowledge grew I wanted to share it further and wrote five books about beading for the craft industry. Along the way I have made many dear friends and have been fortunate to be inspired by many leading designers. You can visit me here at OneHealingStone on Etsy or on Facebook at my jewelry designers group: Crafting Jewelry Inspiration." - Susan Ray
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