This fabulous necklace boasts as its focal piece a beautiful vintage Tibetan dragon pendant. The pendant is Malachite set in “silver” Repousse (Repousse is a technique where patterns are formed in relief by hammering or pressing on the reverse side of the metal). There are two large ancient Byzantine tubular beads that are patinated and fabulously pitted. You will find 2 lovely Guatemalan Jade beads and a smattering of vintage African glass and Turquoise hanging on the tassels of the closure.
The closure itself is vintage bone. This necklaces 11 inches long with the possibility to shorten or length it by about 2 inches. The tiny (27-29 beads per inch) beads in-between the small Malachite chips are French cut steel from the Edwardian Era. These beads were originally used as popular ladies' handbags at that time. These purses have become valuable collector items. I buy damaged bags and harvest the beads. Disassembling the purses is a task requiring a great deal of patience, but it is well worth it for the fluidity that they give to the piece. Malachite is often referred to as a “stone of transformation”.
It is said to be of assistance when you find yourself in a changing situation. It is an excellent stone for clarifying the emotions and for allowing for both the recognition and the release of negative experiences that one cannot recall. It can help you get where you want to go as it is said to stimulate instinctive and intuitive reasoning. It also represents fidelity in love and friendship, loyalty in partnerships, and practicality and responsibility in business transactions.
Much of my information regarding the properties of crystals and gems are taken from the FABULOUS, encyclopedic book. "Love Is In The Earth", A Kaleidoscope of Crystals, by Melody, which I highly recommend to anyone who is attracted to the energy of stones.
I suggest that if you live near the sea where the air is salty, that you keep this necklace in a container that will protect the metal from rusting.
More About the Artist
Zazzu Zazzu is all about color, texture, imperfections, signs of wear and age, from the sacred to the mundane, all the intricate details that combine to make the tapestry of life most interesting. I am always curious about the story behind the various elements I use in my designs and the story it will have going forward. Here you will find an eclectic collection of upcycled, one of a kind, accessories. My collections include jewelry, belts, and bags. You will also occasionally find upcycled clothing and original design leather items. My intention is for this space to provide a visually sumptuous experience.
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