Flappers and Philosophers Necklace

flappersphilosopherF. Scott Fitzgerald is an early 20th century American author whose works are considered to be the archetypal writings of the Jazz Age. Flappers and Philosophers is the first collection of short stories by this highly influential writer. In one of the stories, he captures a moment many of us can relate to:

“… you haven’t grasped me yet. My courage is faith – faith in the eternal resilience of me – that joy’ll come back, and hope and spontaneity. And I feel that till it does I’ve got to keep my lips shut and my chin high and my eyes wide – not necessarily any silly smiling. Oh, I’ve been through hell without a whine quite often – and the female hell is deadlier than the male.”

The Flappers and Philosophers Necklace is a testament to feminine strength and determination. Solid sterling silver beads with a delicate inky patina are connected to lengths of sterling silver chain. The raised pattern on the beads provides a subtle, soothing tactile sensation. Beautiful blue kyanite coins deliver brilliant splashes of color in this monochromatic palette. Twisted sterling silver with labradorite cabachons make up an ornate toggle clasp while labradorite inlaid caps create the intricate tassel top. Hanging from this is a series of swarovski crystal and sterling silver chain with sodalite teardrop terminals. This tassel element is a fluid, graceful component that creates a visually dynamic finale. The Flappers and Philosophers Necklace is 36” long with a 3” tassel.

Hold your head high and remember – you are spectacular.

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Queen of the Night Stackable

queenofthenightStackables are a mix and match collection of bracelets designed for today’s trendy look. Each bracelet has been carefully crafted to wear alone or stacked with complementary colors and motifs for a distinct, individualized style. The bracelets are comfortable and easy to wear as they stretch, slipping over your wrist.

Queen of the Night is mysterious and secretive. Jet black onyx conjures up visions of midnight meetings with persons of questionable or unsavory backgrounds. Sterling silver glitter balls are spellbinding and mesmerizing. A swarovski pave ball takes center stage like the crystal ball on a mystic’s table. The Queen of the Night is 7” in circumference.

Wear Queen of the NIght with any Stackable – it looks particularly good with the Masai Stackable.

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Magnolia Necklace

magnoliaSome days I wake up with an overwhelming urge to go out and smell the roses, however, where I live I do not have any. There are plenty of sagebrush, juniper trees and creosote bushes but no roses. There aren’t magnolias to be found either. Regardless, I decided to create a floral motif necklace that would be a proxy for all flowers and the memory of their delightful bouquets.

The focal point of the necklace is made up from slices of pink mother-of-pearl configured into a large 5-petal flower. Small lampwork glass daggers are used as the stamens. Pink mother-of-pearl coin beads with bronze spacers and 12mm smoky quartz rounds create a simple but elegant two strand necklace from which to hang the attention grabbing focal piece.

The deep browns in the smoky quartz compliment the variety of pinks in the shell and the combination brings out the best of both. To finish the necklace I used some vintage chain that can be adjusted to multiple lengths.

Wear this necklace when you need to remind yourself to stop and smell the flowers.

Magnolia Necklace is 24″ long at the longest strand. The five petal flower is approximately 4″ in diameter. 12mm round smokey quartz and 10-12mm pink lip shell coins finish it out.

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