Painted Desert Jasper and Bronze Necklace is Distinctive and Powerful for Men and Women (EAR-021)
The power of the color differences between the low Sonoran Desert, and the Mountain regions of Arizona’s “High Country,” describe the contrast of the beautiful Jasper beads used to create a necklace that is distinctive. Each bead shows a unique pattern of swirling soft and romantic waves of gray, taupe, and light-to-deep terra cotta red that blend beautifully with the bold oval handwought bronze bead Miriam used to dramatize the necklace! Accent beads of Jasper and handwrought bronze add to the distinctive beauty of the necklace. The Bronze Focal Bead, also crafted by hand, is beautifully carved and textured, as is the S-shaped bronze clasp. The smaller accent beads are Mojave Agate and handcrafted bronze.
- Full length of the necklace is 19.5 inches, including the handwrought bronze clasp.
- Each of the six puffed pyramid-shaped stones measures approximately one inch long and 0.25 inches thick.
- The four puffed oval stones measure 25mm x14mm and are approximately 12mm thick.
- Oval bronze center bead is approximately 33mm in length (1.25in) and 17mm at its center.
- The round and triangular bronze accent beads measure 8mm and 10mm, respectively
- The necklace is strung on a strong antique metallic brass-colored flexible 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.
Miriam used Old World Bronze(TM). Each bead is handcrafted using an old-world wax method, and a bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona. As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece.
What is PaintedDesert Jasper? Miriam discovered the Jasper used in this necklace while digging through strands of beads at a bead shop in Arizona. “I have yet to identify these stones, but some of them reminded me so much of the Arizona Desert and the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona – that I just had to design several necklaces. I’m still trying to locate more of these stones and to name them properly! For now, I've classified them on this website as a MultiStone and Mysterious Jasper.”